Aselsan Showcases Family of Guidance Kit in IDEF

Aselsan features Laser Guidance Kit (LGK) and Precision Guidance Kit (HGK) in IDEF 2015, on 5-8 May 2015.

Date: Issue 60 - May 2015

Laser Guidance Kit (LGK)

LGK is being developed by Aselsan and manufactured on the contract awarded by Turkish MoD in 2013.The Laser Guidance Kit (LGK) is a low cost laser guidance kit applicable to current conventional unguided bombs (MK-82, MK-84). This guidance package consists of a seeker attached to the nose of the weapon, a computer control group, guidance canards attached to the front of the warhead to provide steering commands, and a folding wing kit attached to the rear to provide stability and greater range. Since there is no electrical interface between this weapon and aircraft, integration effort is minimum for any aircraft. The LGK weapon homes on reflected laser beam energy directed on the target. The target illumination can be done by the launching aircraft, by a third aircraft or by ground-based troops operating a laser designator. Once released from the delivery aircraft, the thermal battery for the Guidance Computer Group fires to supply power and the wings are released. After release, the weapon is guided toward the designated impact point by using the control canards and the seeker.