Turkey unveils new long-range cruise missile

Turkey has unveiled its new cruise missile called Super Lightning, which can be launched from fighter jets and drones.

The missile will be able to carry out air-to-ground and air-to-air attack missions, as well as detect and suppress enemy systems on the ground by targeting sensitive systems such as surveillance radars and electronic warfare systems.

Unlike the Turkish SOM-SOM-J missiles which have a range of 280 km, The Super Lightning cruise missile is designed to strike distant targets as it has a range of more than 700 km.

The Super Lightning represents the latest version of the high-speed target aircraft system developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

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