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October 24, 2014
Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35
Ankara, Turkey (UPI) Oct 23, 2014
Lockheed Martin and Roketsan have agreed to collaborate on the Turkish company's stand-off cruise missile for use on the F-35 Lightning II fighter. The SOM-J is an autonomous, long-range, low-observable, all-weather, precision air-to-surface cruise missile. A variant of the system has been designed for internal carriage on the F-35 aircraft. The missile can also be carried externally on other types of aircraft. Under a teaming agreement announced earlier this week, the two compani ... read more

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