The first mass-produced version of Turkey’s Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), the Akinci S-1, was seen armed with a HGK-84 bomb in its underbelly for the first time.
A picture of Akinci S-1 equipped with HGK-84 bombs along with the drone’s second prototype PT-2 was shared by Selcuk Bayraktar, Chief Technology Officer of drone maker Baykar Savunma, in a tweet, on Wednesday.
The Akinci S-1 has previously been tested equipped with MAM-C, MAM-L and MAM-T munitions. Compared to the other bombs, the HGK-84 is heavy, weighing around 1 ton.
Developed by TUBITAK SAGE, a HGK guidance kit is GPS/INS guidance kit that turns existing 2000 lb Mk-84 general purpose bombs and penetrator bombs into air to ground smart bombs.