Turkey’s Akinci Combat Drone Armed with HGK-84 Bombs

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  • 12:55 PM, June 24, 2021
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Turkey’s Akinci Combat Drone Armed with HGK-84 Bombs
Akinci S-1 armed with HGK-84 bomb

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.

Turkey’s Akinci Combat Drone Armed with HGK-84 Bombs

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.

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