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Turkish Air to Air BVRAAM missile MERLIN and his smaller sister

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This missile is expexted to show comparable performance AMRAAM AIM- 120 C.
The mentioned range in the article is not final .

Bozdoğan

Ku band solid state single source, mechanic gimbal, phased array type antenna Rf seeker.
Bozdoğan aka Merlin was tested against two different targets having capability of accelerating with a speed of 30-40G in Aselsan Rf test labratory Flight Motion Simulator. Tests are passed successfully.
Aselsan delivered 5 RF seeker prototypes to Tübitak Sage (2017) for active trials on air.
Trials of Bozdoğan are planned to be completed in 2018.
Peregrine is equipped with thrust vectoring capability for superior maneuverability and off boresight launch capability. Both missile uses smokeless solid propellant rocket motors.
Development of the missiles began in 2012 under the Project Goktug. Tubitak expects to complete developmental trials and platform integration within two years.
The new air to air missile will be first introduced on the Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jets and will also integrated with under-development Turkish stealth fighter program TF-X, in future. The Bozdogan is equipped with a solid state radio frequency (RF) seeker to home into the target and have a range of 65 km (40 miles). The missile features anti-countermeasure capability and a datalink to receive target updates in-flight from the launch aircraft.

Smaller missile is Peregrine with the IR Seeker head heat seeking missile with a range of up to 30 km (20 miles) equipped with high resolution dual colour imaging infra-red seeker and also feature advanced anti counter-measure capability.

http://www.aviationanalysis.net/2017/05/turkey-unveils-indigenous-air-to-air-missile-idef-2017.html

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Can it be installed only on hard points that accomodate Aim-120 for F-16?
Does it need a launcher rail similar to Aim-120 or a new one has been made by Turkey?

Range wise, it seems to be near French Mica (50 km).
Aim-120 C has a range of 100 km. Apart from range, other mechanisms(guidance, warhead, length, design etc) are comparable to Aim-120 C?
 
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