In mid-1990s, off-the-shelf track came to fruition with the acquisition from the US of 72 ATACM tactical missiles, as a precondition of which Turkey has acceded to the MTCR.
Name Range War- Accuracy Year Quantity (km) head (meters) (opera- (kg) tional) ATACM 128 560 <50 1996 <72 Kasirga 100 150 [approximately 1998 <1,500 (e) equal to]1,000 Yildirim 150 480 150> (e) 2000 (e) [approxi- mately equal to] 200 (e) Kaplan (68) 120 105 30 2016 40> (d) Bora 280+ 470 <50 2016 (e) NK (d) e: estimated; d: deliveries underway; NK: not known
The deal requires to produce 150 ATACMS missiles under the ATACMS Service Life Extension Programme, as a part of which the missile is being refurbished.
Disassembling and demilitarising ATACMS Block 1 and 1A warheads, the modernisation process, replaces them with new unitary warheads.
The ATACMS can reach any target within four minutes, and short-range, air-to-ground munitions take roughly 30 seconds to reach target.
systems, including the ATACM, which Bahrain has bought and which the United States has told Qatar it is eligible to buy.
Turkey, Greece, and South Korea are the only countries to have bought ATACMs from the United States.
The United States has told Qatar it is eligible to buy the ATACM
system (see above) because the Administration has approved Bahrain for purchases of that system, but Qatar has not requested to purchase the ATACM