Three more Akinci UCAVs enter Turkish inventory

Three more Akıncı UAVs, whose acceptance activities were carried out at Çorlu Airport Command, entered Tukish inventory.

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Three more Akinci UAVs enter Turkish inventory 02  Akinci (Picture source: T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı)

Three more Bayraktar Akıncı B UCAVs were delivered to the Air Force Command. President of Defense Industries İsmail Demir shared the news on his Twitter account.

“We continue with our deliveries. We delivered three Akinci UCAVs to our Air Force Command. Best wishes,” Ismail Demir, Defense Industries President, wrote on his Twitter account.

“We are proud to deliver three more Bayraktar Akinci B UCAVs to our Air Force Command, the indomitable guardian of the skies! May Bayraktar Akinci, which will be the keen eye of our security forces in the sky, be good for our country and our nation,” Baykar Technology said in a statement.

The 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.

With its proprietary artificial intelligence system, the system will be also much smarter and aware of its operating environment, offering improved flight and diagnostic functions.

In April 2021, Akıncı UCAV successfully completed first firing test. That same year, in August, Bayraktar Akinci UCAV officially entered Turkish inventory.


Three more Akinci UAVs enter Turkish inventory 01 Akinci (Picture source: T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı)