Private Turkish defense company Baykar Technologies, specializing in UAVs, C4i (Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence), and AI, just unveiled a new intelligent mini cruise missile at the 2023 Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival in Istanbul. As the maker of the Bayraktar TB2 drone, which has been a menace to opposing forces, Baykar thrust itself onto the world stage as a top drone maker. KEMANKEŞ, with its AI-driven guidance system, will increase TB2’s lethality as it will be able to hit targets behind enemy lines, all while keeping the TB2 at standoff range. The mini cruise missile can be directed by the TB2 and will act much like an unmanned aerial vehicle which has its own anti-interference Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to counter electronic warfare environments. Read more from Baykar Technologies below:
Bayraktar KEMANKEŞ is a mini-intelligent cruise missile developed nationally and originally by Baykar to be operationalized against strategic objectives. Bayraktar KEMANKEŞ’s name derives from Turkish archers in history who struck their targets with complete accuracy even in the most challenging conditions.
— BAYKAR (@BaykarTech) May 1, 2023
Baykar’s nationally and originally developed UCAVs, Bayraktar AKINCI, Bayraktar TB2, and Bayraktar TB3, are fit to be equipped with Bayraktar KEMANKEŞ. The mini-intelligent cruise missile operates autonomously with an artificial intelligence-supported autopilot system, has an endurance of 1 hour, and its jet engine expands its effectiveness against critical targets behind enemy lines.
The Artificial Intelligence Assisted Optical Guidance System delivers the ability to identify and engage targets with pinpoint accuracy, even under challenging conditions. Moreover, Bayraktar KEMANKEŞ is able to operate during the day and night and is durable against any attempts of electronic jamming due to its Anti-jamming capabilities.
Bayraktar KEMANKEŞ conducts all line-of-sight communications over the main unmanned platform it is attached to. Accordingly, it can transmit telemetry data and video to the ground control station through the attached main platform.
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