Increase Capability, Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 Drone Ready to Be Equipped with Mini Laser Missile

Increase Capability, Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 Drone Ready to Be Equipped with Mini Laser Missile
Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 Drone

International Military - Bayraktar TB2 seems to be getting stronger armed with new mini missiles. The Turkish government research institute is known to have started mass-producing the new mini-munitions. This missile will later be fitted to the Bayraktar TB2 drone made by Turkish company Baykar Makina.

Quoted from Defense News, the missile was a bozok missile. The laser-guided Bozok missile was developed by the TÜBİTAK Institute for Defense Industry Research and Development. The missile has also undergone several successful fire tests.

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Quoted from 19fortyfive.com, this laser-guided Bozok missile has undergone various firing tests which it has successfully completed. While the mini-ammunition can work in a variety of UAVs, the Bozok was specifically made to be mounted on the Bayraktar TB2 drone.

Bozok ammunition provides attack capability to unmanned aerial vehicles without compromising effective defense function. Extremely small and light, the mini-munitions also provide operational compatibility in weight-sensitive hosts.

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The MAM-L munitions, typically used by Turkish-made combat drones, are smaller and heavier than the new Bozok variant. Bozok weighs 16 kilograms and is about 120 millimeters long. In comparison, the lightweight Smart Micro Munition MAM-L weighs 22 kilograms and is about 1 meter long. Engineers have expanded the Bozok's range from 9 km to 15 km.

Not only that, they are also working on a more effective warhead and further range expansion. The work is currently in the firing test phase, according to Gurcan Okumuş, who runs the research institute. Turkey's progress in the drone and munitions sector has steadily increased in recent years.

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Call it Bayraktar TB2 which has successfully stolen attention since appearing in the battles of Ukraine and Russia. The combat drone is thought to have succeeded in destroying the main tool of Russia's weapons system. In fact, TB2 is also claimed to play an important role in war.

Quoted from the Eurasian Times, the drone maker says 'the whole world is a customer' of Bayraktar TB2. According to Selcuk Bayraktar, CTO of Baykar, this drone is indeed effective in proving its effectiveness on the battlefield.

"Bayraktar TB2 does what it's supposed to do put out some of the most advanced anti-aircraft systems, artillery systems and armored vehicles around the world are customers," Selçuk Bayraktar, Chief Technology Officer of Baykar, maker of the TB2 drone, told Reuters.

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Not only that, last month, Turkey's Bakyar Makina "Avinvi" unmanned aerial vehicle successfully completed an unprecedented flight. It is known, the drone flew over 3 countries in the northwest of the country and Azerbaijan.

The high-altitude and durable unmanned aerial vehicle has the capability to support fighter jets in Turkish operations. The advanced drone can also be equipped with a variety of weapon payloads, including laser-guided missiles and smart munitions.

While the launch of the Bozok mini-munitions is in the works, Turkish-made drones and munitions will continue to play an active role in ongoing conflicts around the world.

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