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Türkiye develops new 'Azab' kamikaze drone

Türkiye develops new 'Azab' kamikaze drone
Delta-winged platform passed flight tests successfully, says Robit Technology executive

By Goksel Yildirim

ANKARA (AA) - Turkish tech firm Robit Technology has developed a new multipurpose kamikaze drone called 'Azab' with a long-range flight distance.

The delta-winged platform, which has a high payload capacity, passed all flight tests successfully.

Firing tests of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are planned to be carried out in the near future.

"We have done all the flight tests. We move on to ammunition tests. We will carry out ammunition tests in the coming months," Selcuk Firat, product director at Robit Technology, told Anadolu.

The ammunition tests are expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of this year, Firat said.

"We are ready for production. We will be able to meet future orders," he added.

Noting that different types of warheads can be integrated with the Azab drone, Firat said it has two versions with wingspans of 2 meters (6.5 feet) and 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).

"The Azab with a 2-meter wingspan can carry up to a 15-kilogram (33-pound) payload," he said.

The UAV has a 200-kilometer (124-mile) communication range and destroys targets with GPS coordinates provided.

source: News Feed
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