HABRAS (Warhead High Speed Rocket Test Track)

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Warhead High Speed Rocket Test Track called HABRAS is one of the ground test facilities that is built and operated by TÜBİTAK SAGE to provide dynamic testing services for defense and aerospace researches. Its building started in June 2017 and was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on October 31, 2018. HABRAS is one of the few high speed test tracks in the world with 2-km long double rail system. It is located at the Turkish MoD Firing Range, Test, and Evaluation Centre in Karapınar/Konya.

HABRAS is a kind of ground-based test facility that means it can offer a cost-effective, realistic/tactical, and controlled dynamic test environment for high speed systems and subsystems as warheads and aerospace components. HABRAS is capable to speed the payload more than 1 tons up to Mach 1.5. HABRAS can provide dynamic test environments for various systems/subsystems, the some are listed below:

Munition Systems: Warheads (penetrator, shaped charged and etc.), fuzing systems, propulsion systems, seeker, and guidance systems,

Rescue Systems: Ejection seats, parachutes, canopy jettison systems, and rescue kits,

Environmental Effects: Rain/ice/particle erosion, high G-loads, and blast

Propulsion Systems: Solid/liquid propellant rocket motors, aircraft/space shuttle engine tests.