The National Vertical Launcher System (MIDLAS), developed in partnership with ASELSAN and ROKETSAN within the Turkish defense industry to provide air defense capability to naval platforms, successfully performed its first firing test.
The first firing test of MIDLAS was successfully carried out. President of the Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir and the Ministry of National Defense announced with the video they shared on their social media accounts.
MIDLAS, the below-deck vertical launcher system that only a few countries in the world can produce, will be integrated into the Istanbul Frigate for the first time in 2023 and will enter the inventory of the Naval Forces Command. Thus, Turkey will be one of the few countries in the world that can use its own launcher and air defense missile from its own designed and manufactured ship.