Indigenous KARGU loitering munition in the Battle of the Homeland.
On September November 27-November 10, 2020, Azerbaijan carried out the Battle of the homeland to freedom its territory occupied by Armenia. In this war, Azerbaijan used Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs, Israeli-made Heron and Hermes type UAVs and various Israeli-made KARGU loitering munitions. Concurrently an image of a large number of KARGU from Azerbaijan was shared as the battle continued.
ICTIMAI TV, which broadcasts in Azerbaijan, shares the narratives of the soldiers who participated in the Nagorno- Karabakh War ( Battle of Homeland War) in a program called “Döyüşçü”. Babek Hacılı, Azerbaijan soldier who participated in the program,
“I have undergo training for UAVs before and during the war. Thanks to UAVs, we have gained fire superiority and strategy superiority against the enemy in time of war. “
Even as Babek Hacılı’s speech, the photographs taken during the Battle of the Homeland were reflected on the screen, while the indigenous KARGU loitering munition developed by STM appeared on the screen.
Thus, a more reliable image of the active use of systems displayed in Azerbaijan was shared. As a result of its defeat, Armenia took different steps towards unmanned systems. According to new images leaked to social media, Armenia tried to produce a “copy” of the Kargu kamikaze UAV used by Azerbaijan in the Battle of the Homeland.
KARGU is an Autonomous Tactical Multi-Rotor Attack UAV solution for asymmetrical warfare and anti-terror campaigns that can be deployed by single personnel and either autonomous or remote-controlled. KARGU can be used effectively against stationary or moving targets with real-time image processing and deep learning algorithms embedded on the platform.
The system is composed of three components: “Rotary Wing Attack UAV”, “Ground Control Unit” and “UAV Charging Station” In our special news on IDEF-19, it was stated that, according to the information obtained by Defence Turk, STM Kargu Attack UAV has reached the last stage in its export to an unannounced country and has drawn great interest from a few countries to be exported to.
While STM continues its marketing activities, the company is also in an attemp to make new developments for the products In this vein, the flight time of the renewed Kargu-2 has risen from 25 minutes to 30 minutes. In addition, a variety of design improvements were made on Kargu.