This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Akinci UCAV successfully completes first firing test


On April 22, the Bayraktar Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) successfully completed its first firing test. Successful shots were fired by the combat drone with MAM-T, MAM-C and MAM-L smart micro munitions (MAM).

Follow Air Recognition on Google News at this link


Akinci UCAV completes first firing test MAM is a laser-guided system produced by Turkey's domestic defense industry manufacturer Roketsan for armed drones, light attack aircraft and fighter aircraft (Picture source: Baykar Technologies)


The Bayraktar Akinci is a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned combat air vehicle currently under development with Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar Makina.

Bayraktar Akinci Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System has a 40,000 feet service ceiling and 4.5 tons of take-off weight. The aircraft platform will be equipped with two turboprop engines and critical payloads such as EO/IR camera, AESA radar, Beyond Line of Sight (satellite) communication and electronic support systems, enabling a longer endurance and advanced reconnaissance and attack capability. Longer and wider than its predecessor Bayraktar TB2, Akıncı has a wingspan of 20 meters with its unique bended design and will be able to fire multiple smart munitions.

MAM is a laser-guided system produced by Turkey's domestic defense industry manufacturer Roketsan for armed drones, light attack aircraft and fighter aircraft. MAM-C is the high explosive variant while MAM-L is the thermobaric one. The biggest of the bunch, MAM-T is the long-range variant.  The new ammunition MAM-T developed by Roketsan was used for the first time.

Akinci is expected to enter the Turkish security forces’ inventory this year. 



Akinci UCAV completes first firing test 02

Akinci is expected to enter the Turkish security forces’ inventory this year (Picture source: Baykar Technologies)