Turkey to mass produce laser-guide munition for its drones

Turkey has started to mass-produce its latest miniature munition developed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an official said Saturday.

Developed by TÜBITAK Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE), the laser-guided munition Bozok has undergone multiple successful fire tests.

Its firing tests saw it being integrated into the Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), developed by drone magnate Bayraktar.

“Mass production of the institute’s first UAV munition Bozok has started,” said Gürcan Okumuş, manager of TÜBITAK SAGE, adding that they will start deliveries in batches.

Okumuş also said they developed an even more effective warhead for Bozok and have also extended its range.

“We have developed the penetrating warhead for Bozok. We’re going to have some related firing tests,” he noted.

Bozok is smaller and has a light compact structure in comparison to the MAM-L, which has been actively used by Turkey’s drones. MAM-L is part of the family of domestically developed smart micro munitions (MAM), which also includes MAM-C and MAM-T.