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Turkish press: Turkish company modernized OFAB-250 bombs for the Azerbaijani Air Force

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Turkish press: Turkish company modernized OFAB-250 bombs for the Azerbaijani Air Force

Turkish information sources write that ASELSAN (Turkey) has modernized the Soviet aviation ammunition. In the material of Turkish observers, it is noted that this kind of modernization has significantly expanded the combat capabilities of the air forces of Azerbaijan, which was implemented during the battles in Nagorno-Karabakh.


What kind of modernization are we talking about?

The Turkish press reports that in 2019 ASELSAN integrated the LGK laser guidance complex with the Soviet-designed OFAB-250 high-explosive fragmentation bomb. The aircraft bomb updated in this way received the LGK-OFAB marking and was tested from the Su-25 attack aircraft of the Azerbaijan Air Force.

It is alleged that bombs with a laser targeting system from the aforementioned Turkish company were used by Azerbaijani aviation during the autumn battles in Karabakh. At the same time, it is noted that the Su-25 with updated bomb armament operated in groups with Turkish-made Bayraktar reconnaissance drones.

The Turkish LGK complex allows the OFAB-250 aerial bomb to hit both stationary and dynamic targets. In this case, the maximum target speed is 40 km / h. The maximum effective height of application is 12 thousand meters. Target designation is carried out after the bomb is dropped.


Test of LGK-OFAB by the Azerbaijani Air Force. Photo M5


Earlier, the Turkish company developed a laser targeting system for the Mk.82 bomb. This is an American bomb developed in the 1950s. The final kit was designated LGK-82.

LGK, in addition to the guidance head, includes a bombs tail drive.

The Azerbaijani side has not provided comments on the modernization of OFAB-250 with the help of a Turkish company.
Photos used:
M5
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  1. Asad
    Asad 11 January 2021 13: 21
    0
    The MIC, partner, is growing and developing, cirrhosis in their liver!
    1. vadim dok
      vadim dok 11 January 2021 18: 29
      +4
      Azerbaijanis and Turks DRINK much less ... Cirrhosis to wait a long, long time!
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 11 January 2021 13: 21
    +13
    Yes, Azerbaijan is well prepared for the war. And not only technically. Tactically, they also surpassed the opponent. Another confirmation that one cannot rest on our laurels ...
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 11 January 2021 14: 58
      +4
      Not that on laurels, it was important just not to sleep. However, dozed off ... sad
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 11 January 2021 13: 34
    -1
    A target illumination from a suspended container, from the ground, or is it possible?
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 11 January 2021 13: 36
      +7
      The backlight came from the UAV. And so from where "shine" without a difference.
      Here is a video of the use of these bombs:
      https://youtu.be/cyNoV9qhvrA
  4. dgonni
    dgonni 11 January 2021 13: 49
    +5
    By the way! This is a similar development to what Ukraine was doing and was ridiculed here on the site.
    1. bober1982
      bober1982 11 January 2021 13: 56
      -9
      Quote: dgonni
      This is a similar development to what Ukraine did and was ridiculed here on the site.

      For the first time I hear, you are probably confusing something with something.
  5. Equalized
    Equalized 11 January 2021 14: 17
    +11
    A post about Turkish-Azeri bombs, and in the photo there is a Ukrainian "Adros" BAU-01K

    1. bober1982
      bober1982 11 January 2021 14: 21
      -7
      Quote: Equalized
      A post about Turkish-Azeri bombs, and in the photo there is a Ukrainian "Adros" BAU-01K

      You are also confusing something, what relation Adros can have to laser guidance?
      Absolutely none.
      1. Equalized
        Equalized 11 January 2021 14: 28
        +4
        What does the photo of "Adrosov" products have to do with the post about Azero-Turkish bimbs?
        That look like this

        1. bober1982
          bober1982 11 January 2021 14: 33
          -7
          Quote: Equalized
          to the post about Azero-Turkish bimbs?

          I liked the bimbs, it was about how they laughed at the site at the Ukrainian bombs. I don't remember at close range.
          Quote: Equalized
          That look like this

          What exactly looks like this? You can get confused and, moreover, in general, two completely different bombs, Turkish and bombi?
        2. Charik
          Charik 12 January 2021 01: 32
          +2
          head like the early American GBU
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 11 January 2021 14: 30
    -2
    That is how good the Soviet groundwork is, and its modernization potential! I hope that modern Russian types of weapons also have ways to be modernized in decades!
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 11 January 2021 14: 45
      +5
      The GBU-12 PAVEWAY II is a US-made laser-guided aerial bomb. Represents free-fall high-explosive bomb Mark 82equipped with a system laser guidance and rudders. Part of the PAVEWAY family of weapons. Adopted in 1976 year... Currently in service with the US Air Force, US Navy, USMC, and the Air Force of NATO and Colombia.
      The development of methods for relatively inexpensive (in comparison with the economic effect) increasing the effectiveness of aircraft weapons began in 1964 by Texas Instruments. Prototypes tested during the Vietnam War in 1968.

      1. Charik
        Charik 12 January 2021 01: 33
        -1
        something not very similar to 12th
      2. Charik
        Charik 12 January 2021 01: 43
        -1
        similar to 27yu for F117
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 11 January 2021 14: 36
    +4
    Making old ammunition smarter is a topic.
    Anything cheaper than creating / purchasing new ones!
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  9. agoran
    agoran 11 January 2021 20: 05
    0
    Thanks, laughed.
    That is, the usual KAB to produce the thumbs is not enough?
    The FAB-100 that did not work, the removed weapons at the Suur-Pakri training ground lay in heaps.
    1. dauria
      dauria 12 January 2021 02: 19
      0
      That is, the usual KAB to produce the thumbs is not enough?


      What for ? There are a bunch of land mines. He screwed in an ordinary detonator - throw it in batches at the auls. He screwed in the GOS - here's a thing with one bomb to break a bridge or an annoying firing point, or a buried tank.
      There the thread is thick, even a threaded cylinder was welded to the scrap. You screw a crowbar into your nose, a couple of crowbars for a fugasca - and 5 goners "without special education" can easily lift it onto a pylon, a specialist from the armed men only pulls it by the tail. Faster than a hydraulic lift.
      Again, storage, supply. He piled the Fugaschi in a heap in the open air - not a damn thing will happen. And the heads are separately in the right amount. They are spent much less. Otherwise, the ruin will come out, and not war.
      And they throw them at any lighting, even from a trench. And even without prior capture. It is possible from pitching, without being substituted under the barrage of fire. Itself "own" spot will find
  10. migsu
    migsu 11 January 2021 22: 31
    0
    Turkish what !? Drain and forget!
  11. iouris
    iouris 12 January 2021 14: 18
    -2
    Turkey is modernizing the armed forces of Azerbaijan according to its goals and objectives. Achieving these goals will soon lead to a confrontation with China in Soviet Central Asia. If Turkey and China are working together, then ... (I don't want to myself).
  12. Kaw
    Kaw 12 January 2021 19: 37
    -1
    They learned how to convert cheap cast iron into a KAB, using cheap modern electronics. If the Americans learned how to convert steel free-fall bombs into gliding bombs, then the Turks at least into adjustable ones. And only our bombs remain classic cast iron and without analog.
  13. Pavel57
    Pavel57 13 January 2021 17: 37
    0
    The guidance system is more expensive than a bomb, but it looks attractive to the customer, it seems like not much money is being spent.