Turkey’s HISAR-A + (Plus) Air Defence System (ADS), an upgraded version of the HISAR-A ADS has passed its final acceptance test which will pave the way for its deployment with the Turkish Army. A missile fired from the HISAR-A+ destroyed an arial target, a video released by the SSB showed the launch, target tracking and kinetic impact. The successful qualification of the indigenous HISAR-A+ ADS comes at a time when Turkey has been slapped with sanctions by the U.S. for buying Russian-made S-400 long range ADS. Turkey has announced future versions of the HISAR-A would have longer range better accuracy. The HISAR-A+ ADS is claimed to be effective against aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles and drones.
On 1 February 2018 Hisar-A conducted a successful missile test in Aksaray province of Turkey. On 12 October 2019, Hisar-A finish its final development tests and approved by the defence ministry for mass production. Ismail Demir, the head of Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries told Hisar-A will enter the inventory in 2020, in a press conference in the capital Ankara. The Air defense missile system mounted on a vehicle will be fully autonomous by means of 3D radar, Electro-Optic system, command control and fire control. The first indigenous and national air defense system HISAR-A + developed by ASELSAN and ROKETSAN, HİSAR-A + ADS has increased range and altitude over the HISAR-A.
The HİSAR (Fortress) is a family of short-range to long-range surface-to-air missile systems being developed by ASELSAN and ROKETSAN since 2007. It consists of the HİSAR-A low altitude air defense system, HİSAR-O medium range air defence system and HİSAR-U (renamed as Siper) long range air defence system. Guidance is infrared homing. In September 2020, Ismail Demir announced that improved versions of Hisar A and O as A+ and O+ were developed after feedback regarding the missiles’ performance. He also stated that a variant would be developed to fill the gap between Hisar O and Hisar U.