Turkish Combat UAV Akinci Arrived in Azerbaijan

Akinci UAV System
Akinci UAV System

Turkey's most advanced and sophisticated aircraft, developed by Baykar Company, left northwest of Turkey and landed in Azerbaijan. Akıncı unmanned combat aircraft (UCAV) will be exhibited at Teknofest in Azerbaijan this week and will make its first international edition for one of the world's largest aviation, space and technology festivals.

Baykar Firm said that two Akıncı planes, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, took off from the northwest of Tekirdağ's Çorlu district on Saturday and traveled through Turkey and Georgia before landing at Haydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku.

Akinci General Information

Bayraktar tb2Akıncı UAV, which is longer and wider than . Akıncı will also be smarter and more aware of environmental conditions, thanks to its unique artificial intelligence system, and will offer advanced flight and diagnostic functions to its users.

Like Bayraktar TB2, Akıncı, which aims to be a leader in its class, will also perform some of the tasks performed by warplanes. The electronic support pod it carries will serve with much more advanced payloads such as satellite communication systems, air-to-air radars, obstacle detection radar, synthetic aperture radar. With Akıncı, which will reduce the burden of warplanes, aerial bombardment can also be carried out. Akıncı UAV, which will be equipped with air-to-air missiles developed nationally in our country, can also be used in air-air missions.

Bayraktar Akıncı Attack Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System, which is being worked on to become the most advanced technological system in the world in its class, has been produced locally and nationally as MAM-L, MAM-C, Cirit, L-UMTAS, Bozok, MK-81, MK-82, MK- 83 will be equipped with ammunition, missiles and bombs such as the Winged Guidance Kit (KGK)-MK-82, Gökdoğan, Bozdoğan, SOM-A.

Covering a distance of approximately 2.000 kilometers, UCAVs completed a five-hour flight while traveling three countries, a first in Turkish aviation history.

Akıncı, together with other advanced technology defense and technology products developed by Turkish companies, will meet with aviation and technology enthusiasts in Baku as part of Teknofest, which will be held between May 26 and May 29.

Since its first edition in 2018, the event has become Turkey's meeting place for all stakeholders in aviation and technology, from companies to students. It will host a range of events, from air shows with warplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters to seminars, summits, competitions and fairs.

In addition to the drone boss and Akıncı developer Baykar, many pioneers, including Aselsan, Havelsan, Roketsan, STM, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and engine production subsidiary TUSAŞ Engine Industry (TEI), delivered their vehicles and vehicles during the festival. will display their equipment.

Late last month, Akıncı performed the first live fire at a naval target in a test that saw it hit a target using the TEBER MK-82 guide kit.

It was said that Bayraktar TB2 hit the target after laser assignment to the target. Akıncı reportedly dropped the MK-82 bomb on a floating target from a height of 20.000 feet.

Bayraktar TB2 gained worldwide fame after being deployed in conflicts in Syria, Libya and Karabakh, formerly known as Nagorno-Karabakh. It has been sold to about 20 countries so far, and many other countries have expressed interest in purchasing the aircraft.

Its upgraded version is expected to make its maiden flight this year. Bayraktar TB3, which is still being developed at Baykar facilities, will be able to take off and land on the amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu, which will be Turkey's flagship.

Organized by the T3 Foundation and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Teknofest was held in various cities of Turkey in even years and in the metropolis of Istanbul in odd years.

Akıncı, which is the most advanced and sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicle the country has built, was first delivered to the Turkish security forces in late August last year.

UCAV joins Bayraktar TB2 company, which is widely used and sold to various countries including Ukraine, Qatar, Azerbaijan and Poland.

Akıncı is longer and wider than Bayraktar TB2. It can perform strategic tasks. It has a wing span of 20 meters (65 feet) with a twisted wing structure and is equipped with fully automatic flight control and a three-redundant autopilot system.

ROKETSAN It can carry a variety of weapons, including a range of missiles such as the Intelligent Micro Munitions (MAM-L) developed by It can be equipped with locally produced active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and air-to-air missiles Gökdoğan (Merlin) and Bozdoğan (Peregrine).

It can also launch other types of local munitions, such as the Roketsan-made Stand-Off Missile (SOM), a long-range air-to-surface cruise missile that can hit targets up to 150 miles (240 kilometers) away.

It can also operate alongside warplanes, fly higher and stay in the air longer than Turkey's current drones.

To date, six Akıncı aircraft have entered the inventory and have been actively used by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). They had participated in their first major operation last month as Turkey launched a military offensive against PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq.

Baykar also concluded an export agreement with two countries for Akıncı. According to the company, deliveries are expected to be made periodically from 2023.

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