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Turkey's Roketsan sets record with rocket artillery

Multiple-cradle rocket launcher sets Guinness Record for world's largest rocket artillery in terms of number of barrels

26.08.2018
Turkey's Roketsan sets record with rocket artillery

By Goksel Yildirim

ANKARA

Turkey’s leading defense contractor has set a record with the world's largest rocket artillery, the company announced on Sunday.

Jobaria, a multiple cradle rocket launcher developed by Roketsan for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has racked up a Guinness World Record for the world's largest rocket artillery in terms of the number of barrels, the company said in a statement sent to journalists.

The system, considered the world's strongest 122-millimeter artillery rocket system, has four rocket launchers attached to a 10-wheeled semitrailer, each carrying a 122-milimeter rocket.

This artillery rocket system can fire 240 rockets at targets with a maximum range of around 37 kilometers (23 miles). The rockets can destroy an area of four square kilometers.

Last year Aselsan, Turkey's leading defense company, had revenues of $1.4 billion, up from $1.2 billion in 2016. It is active in military and civil telecommunications, radar, electronic warfare, defense, weapons, and command and control and navigation systems.

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