SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
Turkey test-fires native HGK-84 precision guidance kit
Yerli ve millî imkanlarla üretilen HGK-84 LAB (Hassas Güdüm Kiti-84 Lazer Arayıcı Başlık) Hava Kuvvetlerimiz tarafından yapılan test atışları başarıyla gerçekleştirildi.#MSB #TSK pic.twitter.com/9WTmjvyC45— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) May 18, 2020
Turkey successfully test-fired the HGK-84, a domestically produced precision guidance kit, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. “The test-firing of our HGK-84 LAB (Precision Guidance Kit-84 Laser Seeker Head) produced by domestic and national facilities were successfully carried out,” the ministry said on Twitter. It also shared a 41-second video of the launch. The HGK-84 is a GPS/INS guidance kit that turns existing 2000 lb Mk-84 general purpose bombs and penetrator bombs into air to ground smart bombs, according to the Defense Industries Research and Development Institute. It enables precision strike capability in all weather conditions.