Turkish firm Troy Teknoloji Savunma has developed a 40mm mini rockets to be equipped on mini and micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The domestically produced, low-cost mini rocket is within the load limits that rotary or fixed-wing, low altitude, mini or micro-UAVs can carry. The rocket's infrastructure is suitable for a wide range of uses. The system, which is produced domestically and can be modified according to needs, will be useful in internal security and cross-border operations as well as in residential areas, state-run Anadolu Agency reported today.
The 170 mm long mini ammunition is launched from the 550-mm shooter tube. The weight of the rocket corresponds to 500 grams with a disposable shooter tube. Up to six rockets can be integrated into a mini-UAV.
The mini rocket has a maximum range of 2km and operates with an effective range of 100-500m. The antipersonnel warhead with a smart plug is effective within a radius of 12m. The armor-piercing warhead penetration capability corresponds to the STANAG 4569 Level 2.
The main purpose of the system is to determine threat elements from a certain distance in a controlled manner or to neutralize previously determined targets without sending personnel to the danger zone.
The rocket can hit and destroy fixed targets such as unarmored and light armored vehicles, buildings and small structures by mounting the mini rocket on small UAVs and UGVs.