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Akinci drone hits moving sea target with guided munitions [VIDEO]

By Defence Industry Europe

Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Baykar Technologies has announced that it conducted significant tests on the Akinci drone. During the test, the drone hit a moving maritime target using the Aseflir-500 electro-optical head and MAM-L and MAM-T guided bombs.

 

Baykar has not disclosed many details regarding the tests conducted, but this achievement is undeniably a major step forward in the development of the Akinci drone.

 

 

The target engaged during the test was the Albatros-T unmanned surface target boat, developed by another Turkish company, Aselsan. Measuring 5.5 meters in length and 1.65 meters in width, the Albatros-T is capable of reaching speeds of 40 knots, according to its manufacturer. However, Baykar did not reveal the speed at which the Albatros-T was moving during the tests.

 

 

The company reported that during the tests, the unmanned surface target boat Albatros-T was targeted with MAM-L and MAM-T guided bombs, manufactured by Roketsan. Both munition systems are laser-guided, with the MAM-L having a range of up to 15km and the MAM-T exceeding 30km. The MAM-T represents a more powerful armament, weighing 95kg compared to the MAM-L’s 22kg.

 

 

Throughout the tests, the MAM-L and MAM-T aerial bombs were guided at the moving target with the assistance of the next-generation Aseflir-500 electro-optical system developed by Aselsan. Further information on this system can be found in the article “Aselsan presents new generation electro-optic system Aseflir-500“.

 

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