ANKARA ($1=18.61 Turkish Liras) — The fighter jets and helicopters of the Turkish Military and Turkish Air Pressure can be armed with a brand new regionally produced bomb sooner or later. Aselnas, the most important Turkish manufacturing firm within the subject, displayed the most recent air-launched bomb, the Tolun IIR.

Aselsan shows a GP bomb piercing a meter of reinforced concrete
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The Tolun IIR is a general-purpose [GP] bomb. In Turkey, they’ve already begun to designate the Tolun IIR because the native equal of the American Mark Mk-81 bomb, additionally identified by the nickname Firecracker. The Turkish bomb was offered yesterday in the course of the worldwide exhibition SAHA EXPO 2022, which began in Istanbul, Turkey.


Turkish air aces will be capable to arm their fighters with as much as eight such bombs per plane. I.e. two units of 4 bombs per wing mount. The Tolun IIR is provided with, along with an infrared head, because the title [IIR] signifies, they moreover have GPS/INS steerage. The Tolun IIR is designed to interact each stationary and shifting targets.

One meter of bolstered concrete penetrates this bomb, Turkish media declare. Which means this so-called mini-bomb can be very efficient towards enemy positions, buildings, underground bunkers, hideouts, and caves. The IIR seeker will permit the Turkish pilots to independently information the bomb, however most definitely this perform can be used to alter course and redirect to a different goal. Which means at any second the pilot receives data from the bomb. I.e. having a two-way information hyperlink is of utmost significance.

Turkey intends to arm its drones with the Tolun IIR as properly. Bayraktar TB2 and Akinci, if they’re lethal at the moment, they are going to be much more so tomorrow. As they are saying in such moments: the satan is within the particulars.

Aselsan is predicted to combine a twin bomb launch system very quickly. Based on Turkish sources, the vary of this weapon is 100 km, however beneath appropriate climate circumstances. I.e. vary could also be lowered in dangerous climate.


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