ESSM is a semi – active, guided missile-fired against missiles from sea surface platforms for defense purposes. The requesting authority in ESSM project is NATO Sea-Sparrow Missile System Consortium. Roketsan currently functions in the program as the partly responsible from the work package containing various mechanical and composite parts.
The participation of Roketsan in ESSM project started during the Engineering development and Design Phase, back in 1995. In that phase, Roketsan realized the design, production and testing of Warhead Replaceable Flight Termination System – (WRFTS) of ESSM which was to be used in firing tests. Since 1999, Roketsan is manufacturing mechanical and public parts for the consortium.