KARGU Rotary Wing Attack Drone Loitering Munition System


KARGU is a rotary wing attack drone that has been designed for asymmetric warfare or anti-terrorist operations. It can be carried by a single personnel in both autonomous and manual modes.

KARGU developed by STM can be effectively used against static or moving targets through its indigenous and real-time image processing capabilities and machine learning algorithms embedded on the platform.

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The system is comprised of the “Rotary-Wing Combat UAV (UCAV)” and “Ground Control Unit” components.

KARGU, which is included in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces, enables soldiers to detect and eliminate threats in a region, and can be used easily by the soldiers in the area without entering the risky areas, especially in asymmetric terrorist operations and asymmetric warfares.


Capabilities | Competencies

  • Reliable Day and Night Operation
  • Autonomous and Precise Hit with Minimal Collateral Damage
  • Different Ammunition Options
  • Tracking Moving Targets
  • High Performance Navigation and Control Algorithms
  • Deployable and Operable by Single Soldier
  • In-Flight Mission Abort and Emergency Self-Destruction
  • Platform-tailored, advanced electronic ammunition safety, setup and trigger systems
  • Disposal at Adjustable Altitude
  • Indigenous National Embedded Hardware and Software
  • Image Processing-Based Control Applications
  • Embedded and Real-Time Object Tracking, Detection and Classification
  • Ability to Load Ammunition Prior to Use
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • 2 Axis Stabilised Indigenous POD
  • User-Friendly Ground Control Unit interface


Technical Features

Range: 5 km
Endurance: 25 minutes
Mission Altitude: 500 meters
Maximum Altitude: 2.800 meters (MSL)
Maximum Speed: 72 km/hour
Dimensions: 600mm x 600mm x 430mm
Weight: 7.060 grams
Operating Temperature: -20 / + 50 °C

Source: SavunmaSanayiST.com


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