TAI Aksungur successfully drop tests KGK-SIHA-82 glide bomb

The Aksungur armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, produced by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has achieved a new success. Taking off from Ankara with the KGK-SİHA-82 payload developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE, Aksungur went to Sinop offshore with satellite control and successfully hit the targetfrom a range of 30 km at an altitude of 20,000 feet.

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TAI Aksungur successfully drop tests KGK SIHA 82 glide bomb 01 Aksungur, which has successfully fired at a range of 30 km, aims to achieve a new success by increasing the range to 45 km with the KGK-SİHA-82 in the near future (Picture source: Turkish Aerospace Industries )

The TAI Aksungur is an unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the Turkish Armed Forces. Using existing technology from the TAI Anka series of drones, it is the manufacturer's largest drone with payload capacity for mission-specific equipment. It is intended to be used for long-term surveillance, signals intelligence, maritime patrol missions, or as an unmanned combat aerial vehicle.

Showcased for the first time at the IDEF’19 exhibition taking place in Istanbul, Aksungur carried out a first flight of just over 4 hours on March 20, 2019.

Developed by TAI with local and national facilities, AKSUNGUR has previously achieved significant success by staying in the air for 28 hours with 12 MAM-L and 49 hours without ammunition.

TAI Aksungur successfully drop tests KGK SIHA 82 glide bomb 02 Aksungur UAV showcased at IDEF 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)