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IDEF 2017: Roketsan MAM-L Boosts UAV Effectiveness

Company Expertise in Integration Offers Significant Advantages The Smart Micro Munition (MAM-L), developed by Roketsan for the demands of the modern battlefield, is a solution to increase 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 (L-UMTAS), also developed by Roketsan, has already been integrated on the BAYRAKTAR and KARAYEL tactical UAVs currently being used by the Turkish armed forces.

With its low weight of about 20kg and a length of 1m, the MAM-L offers a cost-efficient solution for light attack aircraft as well as UAVs. Featuring a high explosive fragmentation warhead, it is highly effective against light structures, unarmoured ground vehicles, radar antennas and soft targets such weapon pits and personnel within a 25m radius. Another version, with a tandem high-energy anti-tank warhead, is effective against heavy armoured vehicles. The munition can be used efficiently at ranges up to 8km, depending on the release altitude.

Meanwhile, the fact that MAM-L is a member of the same family as the Roketsan medium range anti-tank missile OMTAS and long range anti-tank missiles UMTAS/L-UMTAS, offers significant advantages for users in terms of training and logistics.

Roketsan is also leveraging the experience in integrating MAM-L into air platforms. As long as the air platforms have the required infrastructure, Roketsan can operationalise the MAM-L by completing all the related integration works within a few months. In the event of the infrastructure requiring additional elements, the company also offers integration support.

“The design and application concept of the MAM-L provides its users with the capability of effectively neutralising 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 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,” Selçuk YASAR, President and CEO of Roketsan, commented.

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