MAM-L in operational use
The Smart Micro Munition (MAM-L), developed by Roketsan in line with today’s battlefield requirements, attracts attention as a solution that increases the efficiency of air platforms with low payload capacity, especially that of UAVs.
MAM-L, a variant of the Laser Guided L-UMTAS (Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System), also developed by Roketsan, differs from the latter by not having a rocket motor and gliding in the air. Already integrated in the BAYRAKTAR and KARAYEL tactical UAVs that are currently being used by the Turkish Armed Forces, the MAM-L, which is being successfully used in various operations involving UAVs, stands out as a munition that has proved itself in the field.
With its low weight of about 50lbs and a length of 1m, the MAM-L also offers a cost-efficient solution for light attack aircraft. The missile, with its high explosive fragmentation warhead, is highly effective against light structures, unarmoured ground vehicles, radar antennas and soft targets like weapon pits and personnel, in a 25m radius. The other version with tandem high energy anti-tank warhead is effectively used against heavy armoured tanks. The munition can be used efficiently at ranges of up to 8km, depending on the altitude from which they are released.
Meanwhile, the fact that MAM-L is a member of the same family with ROKETSAN’s medium range anti-tank missile OMTAS and long range anti-tank missiles UMTAS/L-UMTAS, offers a significant advantage to its users in terms of training and logistics.
Selçuk YASAR, President and CEO of Roketsan, states that the MAM-L will soon become the preference of many countries: “The design and application concept of the MAM-L provides its users with the capability of effectively neutralizing time critical targets, particularly those that arise during reconnaissance and surveillance missions. Meanwhile, thanks to its precision guidance and small dimensions, the MAM-L offers a solution with a low collateral damage. When compared with all the other capabilities of the armed forces, a combination of the MAM-L and a tactical UAV is the most cost effective solution. We believe that soon other countries will also start taking an interest in this solution.”