Turkey’s landmark combat drone Akıncı completes another test

The second prototype of Turkey’s state-of-the-art unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Akıncı has successfully passed another test

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The second prototype of Turkey’s state-of-the-art unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Akıncı has successfully passed another test, the manufacturer said Saturday.

“Today, we successfully completed the Developed System Identification Test with #AKINCI PT-2,” Baykar Makina said on Twitter.

“Each successfully completed test brings #AKINCI one step closer to the mission. Free and independent in our sky,” the company noted, said DailySabah.

Baykar’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Selçuk Bayraktar also shared the visuals of the latest test on his Twitter account.

“It may have gotten used to it, but our excitement, the adrenaline, the stress is just like on the first day,” Bayraktar same.

The second prototype completed its initial check flight in August at the Çorlu field Base Command, in northwestern Tekirdağ province.

The CTO last month said the corporate would soon begin production of the domestically created UCAV.

Akıncı is anticipated to enter the Turkish security forces’ inventory this year.

The drone can fly for twenty-four hours and encompasses a ceiling of 40,000 feet (12,192 meters), a 20-meter distance, and also the capability to hold a load of 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds).

Akıncı is provided with the locally-made active electronically scanned array (AESA) radio detection and ranging and air-to-air missiles Gökdoğan and Bozdoğan, and may launch many sorts of regionally created ammo, corresponding to standoff missiles (SOM).

News relating to the UCAV’s entry into the inventory, furthermore as its production has been closely followed by defense enthusiasts each in Turkey and abroad, because of the native drone magnate’s verified success with alternative locally made drones like Bayraktar TB2.

This explicit drone earned worldwide fame after it had been operated in Syria, Libya, and Azerbaijan, paving the method for more export deals for Baykar.

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