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IDEF 2021: LAÇIN Guidance Kit is being prepared to enter the inventory


The LAÇİN Guidance Kit, an innovative solution by Roketsan, allows bombs to be directed towards the target via a data link and Imaging Infrared seeker (IIR). The LAÇİN Guidance Kit, which will soon be delivered to the Turkish Air Force, was presented to visitors for the first time at IDEF’21.

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LAÇIN Guidance Kit is being prepared to enter the inventory 02 LAÇİN Guidance Kit showcased at IDEF 2021(Picture source: Army Recognition)


The LAÇİN Guidance Kit was developed in line with the requirements of the Turkish Air Force , to enhance the effectiveness of the MK-82 General Purpose Bombs against targets in caves, moving targets and long-range targets.

The LAÇİN Guidance Kit has been developed in compliance with the MIL-STD-1760B standard. It has a 16 Nm range for a 0.9 mach release speed and a 20,000-feet drop altitude; and a 28 Nm range for a 1.1 mach drop speed and 40,000 feet drop altitude. The data link engagement range of LAÇİN Guidance Kit has been specified as 50 Nm.


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The LAÇİN Guidance Kit was developed in line with the requirements of the Turkish Air Force , to enhance the effectiveness of the MK-82 General Purpose Bombs against targets in caves, moving targets and long-range targets (Picture source: Roketsan)


In January 2019, Roketsan started the LAÇİN Guidance Kit programme as a self-funded project, and within a short timeframe of 6 months it became ready for launch. In a capability demonstration test held in November, 2019, an MK-82 general purpose bomb integrated with the LAÇİN Guidance Kit was launched from an F-16 fighter aircraft, successfully destroying its target.

Roketsan continues to work to increase the range of both the guidance kit and the data link unit, with the aerodynamic analysis phase of the fixed-wing and folding-wing development completed. Efforts to simultaneously increase the data link range and to improve the image quality transmitted to the user have also come to an end. Upon the completion of these works, it is aimed to complete the flight tests of the system.

Technical Specifications of the LAÇİN Guidance Kit: 

Guidance

IMU*+GPS*+IIR*

Warhead Type

MK-82 General Purpose Bomb

Range

2 – 28 km

Accuracy

< 3 m

Transport Altitude

0–40,000 feet

G Limit During Transport

Maximum +12 G and minimum -2 G

Transport Speed

Suitable for up to 600 knots or Mach 1.2

Drop Altitude

6,500 feet–40,000 feet

Total Weight

262 kg

Total Length

2.7 m


LAÇIN Guidance Kit is being prepared to enter the inventory 01 LAÇİN Guidance Kit showcased at IDEF 2021 (Picture source: Army Recognition)