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7 December, Tuesday

Turkish science-tech council showcases new UAV missiles

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At a major defense fair in Istanbul, Turkey's top body for promoting science is showcasing new missiles tailor-made for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Eurasia Diary reports citing Yeni Safak.

"We're showcasing new ammunition designed specifically for UAVs," Gurcan Okumus, who heads the Defense Industries Research and Development Institute for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), told Anadolu Agency.

The four-day International Defense Industries Fair (IDEF) began Tuesday in the Turkish metropolis.

Saying that the research institute previously updated the Bozok missile family for UAVs, he said now it is doing the same for Kuzgun missiles.
"There will be variants of the (100-kg/220-pound) Kuzgun, namely free-falling, jet engine, and solid-fueled," he stressed.

He said the institute is working to adapt all ammunition for use by UAVs.
Telling how Turkish UAVs recently proved their mettle, he said they would be even stronger thanks to the new ammunition.

Defense industry analysts in Turkey and abroad have hailed the performance and growing market share of Turkish-made drones.

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