‘Game-Changer’ Feat! Turkish Bayraktar Drone Successfully Test-Fires New Laser-Guided Missile
A Turkish attack drone, Bayraktar Akinci, successfully test-fired a new laser-guided missile on Saturday, expected to become a game-changer, the chief executive of the Turkish national defense firm ASELSAN said.
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“Our UAVs are now much more powerful and a better deterrent. ASELSAN LGK-82 (Laser Guidance Kit) smart high-impact bombs hit the target with precision… This strike force is truly a game-changer,” Haluk Gorgun said on social media.
The drone took off from Corlu airfield in northwestern Turkey and struck the target with the aerial weapon at an altitude of 30,000 feet, state news agency Anadolu reported.
ASELSAN’s laser-precision kit converts 500-pound and 2,000-pound unguided bombs, typically used by attack aircraft, into precision-guided munitions. The drone also carried a GOZDE guidance kit developed by arms maker TUBITAK SAGE.