Aselsan laser guidance kit tested on Akinci UCAV

Aselsan’s laser guidance kit has been successfully tested on an Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) manufactured by Baykar.

The kit turns 227kg Mk82 and 907kg Mk84 general purpose bombs into cost-effective, reliable, precision-guided munitions, improving accuracy and delivery range against static and moving targets, as well as reducing collateral damage. The kit comprises a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker, a guidance section, a thermal battery, a canard control system and a rear wing.

The Akinci UCAV, with a 20m wingspan and a 1,350kg payload capacity, has an endurance of up to 24 hours and a 12,000+m service ceiling. It will be equipped with a locally-made AESA radar and the Gökdogan and Bozdogan air-to-air missiles, as well as several types of locally-made munitions, such as the SOM standoff missile.




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