Turkish Akinci Drone’s First Firing of Roketsan Smart Munitions

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  • 02:44 PM, April 23, 2021
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Turkish Akinci Drone’s First Firing of Roketsan Smart Munitions
Akinci combat drone armed with Roketsan munitions

Turkey’s Akinci combat drone has for the first time fired MAM laser-guided smart munitions manufactured by Roketsan.

On Thursday, Selcuk Bayraktar, chief technology officer (CTO) tweeted that Akinci hit its target accurately. He shared a video that showed the drone firing MAM-T, MAM-C and MAM-L smart micro munitions (MAM).

Turkish Akinci Drone’s First Firing of Roketsan Smart Munitions

During the test conducted in the Baykar’s training and test center in northwestern Tekirdağ’s Çorlu district, all three munitions without warheads, which were sent from Akıncı UCAV with laser targeting, hit the targets with pinpoint accuracy, Ismail Demir, head of Defense Industries Presidency (SSB), said.

MAM-C is the high explosive variant while MAM-L is the thermobaric one. The new MAM-T long-range variant was used for the first time during the firing test. It has Block-1 configuration ammunition and a semi-active laser seeker head that provides high sensitivity against moving and stationary targets. The weapon can be used to destroy armored vehicles, buildings and surface targets located 30 km away.

Turkish Akinci Drone’s First Firing of Roketsan Smart Munitions

Mass production of the Akıncı UCAV has also started and the first deliveries are planned to be made this year. The Bayraktar Akıncı S-1, the first mass-produced model and whose integration has been completed, recently arrived in Çorlu to carry out tests.

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