- The Songar drone can carry 200 bullets for its bottom-mounted machine gun
- The drone was developed by the tech firm Asisguard, based in Ankara
- The Turkish military will be the first client to purchase the Songar drones
The Turkish military will be the first in the world to use Songar (pictured above), an armored drone with a machine gun mounted beneath its body
The Songar drone can fire single shots or 15-bullet bursts and carry up to 200 bullets
A pilot will be able to operate up to three Songar drones simultaneously using one controller
Turkey will be the first customer for a new military drone with a machine gun mount that can fire single shots or 15-round bursts and carry a total of 200 rounds.
Developed by the Asisguard, a technology firm in Ankara that specializes in military technology, the drone will use a laser sighting system to deliver a high degree of accuracy.
The drone will also use a set of robotic braces to offset weapon recoil and ensure the drone’s flight path isn’t thrown off by firing.
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According to a report in the New Scientist, the drone will be able to hit targets as small as six inches from a distance of up to 650 feet.
The 55-pound drone, called Songar, will be able to travel up to six miles at heights of up to 1.7 miles above ground.
The machine gun will be equipped to fire 5.56 x 45mm NATO class bullets.
Songar drones can be flown in groups of up to three, all of which can be operated by a single controller.
The drone will also come equipped with a camera to make it useful for scouting and surveillance missions.
Songar will use GPS for navigation and its vision system will be operable day or night.
The Songar drone is an armored drone with a machine gun mounted under its body.
The gun can fire single shots or 15-bullet bursts, and carry 200 bullets.
The gun is braced by robotic arms to reduce weapon recoil.
The drone can travel up to six miles and reach a height of 1.7 miles.
The drone was first announced by Asisguard in the spring, at the International Defence Industry Fair, an annual military technology conference in Istanbul.
The company described Songar as ‘the first Turkish-made automatic shooting stabilized armed drone.’
This summer, the company released a demonstration video showing the drone in action.
The fictional scenario depicted the drone hovering above a road providing cover fire toward a location where enemy soldiers might be. as a friendly military vehicle safely passes through.