The Defense Ministry signed a 62 million Turkish lira ($18.3 million) agreement with Turkey's leading defense electronic systems producer, Aselsan, for the purchase of laser target designators, Aselsan announced on Friday.
Aselsan's target designators can operate at all Band I and Band II PRF codes of NATO STANAG 3733, and is compatible with all NATO laser guided munitions with semi-active laser seekers, such as Paveway, Hellfire and Copperhead.
The designators can also measure the range of the target, automatically calculate target location, and capture digital photographs.
The laser designators provide targeting for laser-guided bombs, missiles, or precision artillery munitions with a laser light source which is used to designate a target.
Turkish military enhanced its armed drone production, using laser-guided missiles in counterterrorism operations targeting pockets of the Qandil Mountains, the known headquarters of the PKK terrorist organization.
Armed drones have a range of more than 150 kilometers (90 miles) and can reach altitudes of 6,800 meters (22,500 feet).