Turkey's new kamikaze UAV "Azab" is coming
Robit Teknoloji developed the multi-purpose kamikaze Azab with its delta wing structure and carried out flight tests. With Azab, which has a long range and high payload capacity, blasting tests are planned in the near future.
Robit Teknoloji Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Director Selçuk Fırat said in a statement to AA correspondent that the company, which has a history of 15 years, mainly operates in the fields of information and information security, and that they have been developing solutions in the field of defense industry for the last 2 years.
Stating that the product they named "Azab" is a multi-purpose kamikaze UAV, Fırat said, "We can change and integrate the warhead as we want. We can use the existing warheads in the inventory." said.
Stating that there are 2 versions of Azab, Fırat said:
"Azab has two versions with a wingspan of 150 and 200 centimeters. The 200-inch Azab can carry a useful load of up to 15 kilograms, take off with 50 kilograms. The 150-inch Azab weighs 7 kilograms and can carry 3 kilograms of ammunition. Within the scope of the scope, you can throw and forget, free roam, or with the help of an operator, you can direct Azab to the target with its camera from a 200-kilometer line of sight and take it to the target yourself. At the same time, it can directly reach and destroy its target with the GPS coordinates you provide. Azab has its own sensors. In the wars of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. As we have seen, they are taking precautions against such kamikaze UAVs. There are several features to prevent these measures. Whatever the case, Azab is strong enough to self-destruct when it lands on the target. You can set up our Azab T200 model very easily with two operators. At the same time, 8 , can be carried in pods of 16. It takes 5 minutes to set up. If you want, you can do the task beforehand. you can click. If desired, the operator can turn on his computer and send it directly to its destination with its remote control. You can transport Ufak Azab with a single operator, a normal civilian vehicle, or a military vehicle if you wish. Again 5 minutes to install. After making the first installation, you can throw 5-10 Azabs in a row. We haven't done his tests yet."
"We are ready for production"
Fırat also gave information about the stage Azab has reached, saying, "Azab is flying, diving to its target. We have carried out all the flight tests. We are going to the tests with ammunition. We will do the tests with ammunition in the coming months. We are currently testing the trigger mechanism. We are in the part of saying, 'I will have myself destroyed'. We expect ammunition tests to be completed in the middle of the year or in the third quarter of the year. We are ready for production. We will be able to meet future orders." used the phrases.
Pointing out that special ammunition can be produced for Azab as well as warheads in the hands of security forces, Selçuk Fırat stated that mortars, tank guns and RPG ammunition can be integrated into Azab very easily.
Emphasizing that Azab is a platform and that it can be shaped and used as desired, Fırat noted that there is no limitation in this regard, and that Azab can serve with piece-effect, fire, piece-effect ammunitions depending on the purpose.
2 different solutions for different needs
Explaining that they have developed a 3-meter electric catapult to launch Azab T150, Fırat said that Azab T200 has a 6-meter catapult, and that it can be launched from a truck or container since the rocket system, which is still in progress, is completed.
Stating that they presented Azab to the Presidency of Defense Industries and received positive feedback, Fırat said, "The fact that a UAV with these features can become flying and the load it has reached is not a point reached in Turkey yet. "At the same time, it is the only one in its class in Turkey. At the same time, we see great interest abroad. We had contact with two countries this week. It will be a good product for both our exports and our army." he said.
Pointing out that Azap versions are shaped according to needs, Selçuk Fırat gave the following information about usage concepts:
"We developed Azab T150 for operational transport. We built at least 3 of them in the hands of a team so that they can throw them behind the car and shoot them with a camera at a distance of 100 kilometers. The Azab T200, on the other hand, was built as a deterrent to protect the country's borders at long distances. It has a range of kilometers, you can control it up to 200 kilometers. Then it advances to its target. When you reach the target, it performs the dive as you wish. It can dive vertically or at an angle if you want. It can self-destruct when it reaches its target or when the mission is over. "
"Very little chance of being detected by radar"
Pointing out that the most fundamental difference that distinguishes Azab from similar products is its useful load carrying capacity, Fırat continued as follows:
"Currently, there is no kamikaze UAV carrying payloads in these capacities in our country. Another important feature is that it is user-guided and can be set up very easily. It is also a platform that can be developed. Do not think of Azab as just a kamikaze UAV. It can also be used by integrating different payloads. Even though Azab can carry a load of 50 kilograms if you want. We can extend the platform to a wingspan of 3.5 meters, we can design its fuselage any way we want. Thanks to its radar cross-section and composite body, it is a product that is very unlikely to be caught by the radar. In our tests, it usually flies between 50-100 meters, "The minimum altitude is at these levels. Azab can reach a speed of 278 kilometers per hour, it goes very fast. The operator can control Azab up to a range of 200 kilometers. It is possible to reach a range of 500 kilometers with the T200."
Savunma sanayisinde son dönemde en fazla dikkati çeken ürünlerden olan kamikaze insansız hava araçlarına (İHA) "Azab" ismiyle Türkiye'den yeni bir çözüm eklendi. - Anadolu Ajansı