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Baykar unveils Kemankeş mini cruise missile to augment TB2 drone's strike capability

9th May 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


The Kemankeş operates autonomously with an artificial intelligence-assisted autopilot system, and has a flight duration of one hour. (Photo: author)

The 35kg Kemankeş air-launched mini cruise missile is intended to extend the offensive range of carrier platforms such as the Bayraktar TB2 UAV.

Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar has unveiled a brand new mini cruise missile dubbed Kemankeş at the Teknofest 2023 technology fair held in Istanbul from 27 April to 1 May.

According to Baykar, Kemankeş was developed to increase the offensive range of TB2 Bayraktar UAVs. Baykar displayed the munition under the wing of a TB2  and the new missile weighs about 35kg and is suitable for drones with limited payload capacity.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency, Baykar’s platform engineering leader, Burak Ozbek, underlined the new missile’s role in enhancing the strike capabilities of the TB2: 'With the laser-guided munitions that we currently

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Tayfun Özberk


Tayfun Özberk

Tayfun Ozberk is a former naval officer who is an expert in surface warfare, particularly …

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