Turkey develops smart bombs
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
AP PhotoThe Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has finalized a five-year study on a precision guidance kit (HGT) that upgrades ordinary bombs to smart bombs, a rare capability, daily Hürriyet reported yesterday.
There are already demands for precision guidance kits from abroad, Hürriyet quoted Science, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün as saying.
“Local production of the kits is five times cheaper than importingthem,” he also said.
The smart bombs can be launched more than 25 kilometers, while ordinary bombs have only a range of five kilometers. The deviation, meanwhile, will not be more than five or six meters.
Efforts to mass produce the kits are continuing and it will empower the Turkish Air Forces, Ergün said.