Turkish Missile specialist Roketsan is promoting its range of Smart Micro Guided Munitions (MAM-L & MAM-C) at the ongoing LIMA.
Specifically designed for carriage on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and light attack aircraft, Roketsan is offering the lightweight precision munitions to meet emerging Malaysian requirements for such weapons. “The design and application concept of the Smart Micro Guided Munitions provide their users with the capability of effectively neutralizing time-critical targets, particularly those that arise during reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
Meanwhile, thanks to their precision guidance and small dimensions, they offer a solution with a low collateral damage,” Selçuk YAŞAR, President and CEO of Roketsan tells Daily News. “When compared with all the other capabilities of the armed forces, a combination of the Smart Micro Guided Munitions and a tactical UAV is the most cost-effective solution. We believe that other countries will also start taking an interest in this solution soon.”
The Turkish armed forces, Gendarmerie Forces and General Directorate of Security are already using these new precision munitions on their BAYRAKTAR Tactical UAVs and ANKA MALE UAVs.
The weapons have already been used in various operations and have proven themselves in field operations. Deliveries are expected to commence this year, for export customers of the MAM-L & MAM-C. Roketsan can operationalize the munitions by completing all the related integration work, as long as the air platforms have the required infra-structure and the company also provides integration support as well as logistics support and training.
The MAM-L weighs 21.5 kg and carries a High Explosive (HE) fragmentation war-head, for use against light structures, unarmored ground vehicles, radar antennas and soft targets such as weapon pits and personnel. An anti-tank warhead and thermobaric option is also available. The range of MAM-L can be extended from 8km to 14 km through an optional Inertial Navigation System (INS) or Global Positioning System (GPS). The MAM-C weighs a mere 6.5 kg and has an effective range of up to 8 km, (depending on the release altitude).
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