Turkey will start space trials of its liquid-propellant rocket engines, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, APerA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
"I would like to announce the start of the first space trials of domestically developed liquid-propellant rocket engine technology,” Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of Turkey’s leading defense company Roketsan's production facility and research center in the capital Ankara.
“We will also continue our efforts to develop hybrid fuel rocket engines,” he added.
He said Roketsan has developed high-capacity hydrogen fuel cell technology, a clean energy source with applications for the space sector, as well as aviation and transportation.
“The GPS receivers needed for precision-guided munitions and weapon systems have also been produced domestically for the first time,” said the president.
“At this center, we are working on technologies of the future, such as miniature weapons, hypersonic systems, and laser and directed-energy weapons using electromagnetic technology.”