Bayraktar AKINCI Offensive UAV training for force personnel, developed locally and nationally by Baykar Defense, started.
With the first lesson given by Baykar Defense Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar, AKINCI TİHA training of personnel from different forces was initiated. Regarding the subject, Selçuk Bayraktar said, “We met with our trainees from different forces for AKINCI trainings. We were all excited in our first lesson. Hopefully, they will proudly serve our nation by flying millions of hours with AKINCI. Free and Free in our skies… ”.
In the shared images, it is seen that ammunition has been integrated into AKINCI TİHA platforms. In the near future, AKINCI TİHA is expected to carry out firing tests.
Operation radius of Bayraktar AKINCI UAV is 5000 km
Journalist İbrahim Haskoloğlu held an interview with Baykar Defense General Manager Haluk Bayraktar on Twitch on February 27, 2021. In the interview, Haluk Bayraktar stated that the Akıncı Assault UAV will enter the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces in 2021. He added that Akıncı could serve in different forces. Akıncı said that the UAV had a 2500 km radius range for attack purposes and a 5000 km operating radius for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
He also stated that Akıncı Assault UAV will hide itself thanks to the electronic warfare system and will show itself in a different place on the radar. He said that Akıncı has alternatives for its engines and that his choice is now Black Sea Shield (Baykar-Ivchenko Progress joint venture) AI-450T engines.
AKINCI TİHA Preparing for Shooting Tests
Baykar Defense Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar shared a series of visuals with AKINCI TİHA prototypes on his Twitter account. Selçuk Bayraktar said, “3 AKINCI is in 1 place. In our skies, Free and Free… ”. While there were 3 prototypes of AKINCI TİHA in the shared images, the weapon stations under the wings of the AKINCI TİHA PT-2 attracted attention. Again, in the lower left corner of the shared images, there were ammunition to be used in AKINCI TİHA.
In the shared image (below), the CİRİT 2.75 ″ Laser Guided Missile and the Winged Guidance Kit (UPS) to be loaded on the weapon stations appear at the bottom left. Shooting tests of Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA are planned to start soon. With the firing tests, the process of completing the qualifications and delivering them to the forces will begin in 2021.