"Kamikaze" drones to protect Turkey
Turkey's upgraded "kamikaze" drones, will be exhibited for the first time at an aeronautical show in Turkey this week.
Developed by Turkish defense contractor STM to support the tactical and field needs of Turkish security forces, the kamikaze drones ALPAGU Blok 2 and KARGU eliminate targets more efficiently with new features such as enhanced ammo capacity and improved accuracy.
The upgraded locally made armed drones will make their debut at the Eurasia Airshow in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya on April 25-29.
CEO of STM Davut Yılmaz said that the drones will boost the country's defense.
"Our upgraded kamikaze drones ALPAGU and KARGU will make big contributions to our operational force by performing surprise attacks against enemies thanks to their superior tactical abilities, specially designed improved shooting capacity, and artificial intelligence technologies," Anadolu Agency cited him as saying.
Yılmaz added that STM uses its R&D investments to offer the best solutions for the needs of Turkey's operations.
According to Yılmaz, their aim is to do important worldwide projects on autonomous systems.
ALPAGU Blok 2's aerodynamic design was optimized, its ammo capacity was enhanced, and thanks to its developed target point systems, it can eliminate targets more efficiently.
The drone can be mounted on land vehicles and naval platforms. KARGU, a rotary-wing drone, is able to carry various types of explosives.