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AKINCI UCAV Drops TOLUN SDB Without Smart Rack

AKINCI UCAV Drops TOLUN SDB Without Smart Rack

Two AKINCI UCAVs performed tests, with one dropping ASELSAN’s TOLUN Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) without a multi-carriage rack and the other firing a missile. One AKINCI UCAV fired the new version of the UAV-230 aero-ballistic missile with a new fin layout that was fired on the 4th of June, 2024. The other UCAV released the TOLUN SDB from its middle wing hardpoint without the SADAK-4T smart multi-carriage rack. TOLUN has been dropped from the SADAK-4T rack from both F-16 fighters and AKINCI UCAV (Under-fuselage hardpoint). SADAK means quiver in Turkish. The test serves as a validation that TOLUN can be used standalone. Bayraktar TB3 UCAV, which has recently performed its ski-jump tests, will also use TOLUN without the smart racks because of its limited payload capacity compared to AKINCI at 280 kg. TB3 will carry TOLUN on its hard points with a maximum of two bombs. TOLUN, guided by GPS and INS, has a range of more than 30 km when dropped from UCAVs. The munition can penetrate one-meter-thick reinforced concrete before detonation. ASELSAN is also developing an IIR seeker for TOLUN to provide moving target engagement and man-in-the-loop capabilities. TOLUN has been exported for the first time for AKINCI UCAVs in 2023.

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