STM Exports BOYGA UAV for the First Time

STM Exports BOYGA UAV for the First Time

STM’s BOYGA UAV is exported to an undisclosed customer. The UAV carries the ammunition to the target area and drops on it. The ammunition-dropping UAV BOYGA, Autonomous Multi-Rotor Combat UAS with Mortar Payload developed by the STM, plays an active role in the fight against terrorism. 

The contract for the first export of BOYGA has been concluded with an undisclosed African country, and deliveries are scheduled for completion in 2024. Since being added to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) inventory in 2022, BOYGA has been actively involved in the fight against terrorism, cross-border operations and international exercises, most recently, the EFES-2024 Exercise, during which it hit the designated targets with pinpoint accuracy. 

Özgür Güleryüz, General Manager of STM, stated that the Tactical Mini UAV family, developed by STM with advanced engineering capabilities to cater for the needs of the Turkish army, is also playing pioneering roles in the international arena: “We added KARGU, our rotary wing loitering munition system (attack UAV), to the TAF inventory in 2018, and we have since exported it to more than ten countries to date. 

Then, two years ago, we put TOGAN into the service of our army as the reconnaissance member of our UAV family and subsequently exported it to two African countries. In 2023, we recently concluded a contract for the first export of ALPAGU, our fixed-wing loitering munition system (strike UAV). In the wake of all these achievements, we have entered into a contract for the first international sale of BOYGA to an African country, thus achieving significant success in exporting all members of our tactical mini UAV family, which we have developed and have proven themselves successfully in the field. We are also in talks for further exports of our UAVs, which are proving to be surprisingly effective in the field, and have increased our production capacity in the field of mini UAVs to meet the demands of our army and friendly and allied nations.” 

Commenting on the features of BOYGA, Güleryüz said: “The Ukraine-Russia war has once again shown how these drones and ammunition-dropping UAVs are a game-changer in the field. BOYGA provides users with significant advantages in the field, using its indigenous software, specially developed ammunition, and prediction algorithm. BOYGA can hit targets with full precision from high altitudes, making detecting them difficult for the enemy.”