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New Baykar cruise missile tested in Turkey

Apr 17, 2024

Turkey has conducted the first tests of a new cruise missile, Kemankes 2 Mini Smart, which can be launched from a pickup truck.

This is reported with reference to the X (Twitter) account of Baykar CEO Selçuk Bayraktar.


According to the video, the missile was accelerated with the help of a car and launched on the move. The new missile reportedly has a range of over 200 km.

It is noteworthy that the developers used an SUV as a platform for the test launch, on which special mounts were installed to install the missile. After accelerating to the required speed, the Kemankes 2 missile took off.

It is reported that the cruise missile can stay in the air for about an hour, while it will be able to maneuver thanks to the jet engine. The range of the Kemankes 2 is more than 200 kilometers, and its high accuracy is said to allow it to destroy targets even in difficult weather conditions, recognizing them thanks to an optical guidance system with artificial intelligence.

Baykar is the manufacturer of Bayraktar drones, which Ukraine has been actively using since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. After close cooperation with the Ukrainian government and allies, the Turkish drone manufacturer provided several drones to the Ukrainian military for free.

Baykar's director also decided to build a factory in Ukraine. He has already purchased a land plot in Ukraine for the construction of the Bayraktar drone factory.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 17/04/2024

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