The third prototype of the AKINCI Attack UAV, which was developed locally and nationally by Baykar Defense, is preparing for the first flight.
Baykar Defense Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar shared a post on his official Twitter account in January 2021. Bayraktar stated that the final preparations were completed before the first flight of AKINCI TİHA's third prototype. In his post, Selçuk Bayraktar said, “# AKINCI PT-3… Final selfie at home before flying out of the nest.With his statements, AKINCI signaled that the third prototype of TİHA will go to Çorlu for the first flight.
Selçuk Bayraktar, who shared on the Telegram channel on March 16, 2021, said,
“AKINCI PT-3 in its first run ... He will run, fly, rise above the clouds and, like his ancestors, he will not be afraid of anything his eyes see. " He shared AKINCI TİHA's photo with his note. As can be seen from the photo, the 3rd prototype of the Bayraktar AKINCI Assault UAV is counting the days for its first flight at the Çorlu Airfield Base Command in Tekirdağ, where testing activities are carried out.
Mass Production AKINCI TİHA
In the video that Selçuk Bayraktar shared in January 2021, while walking inside the BAYKAR facilities, the AKINCI Offensive UAV platform, which entered the mass production process, is among the vehicles reflected in the camera. In the video in question, in addition to AKINCI TİHA, which will enter the inventory in 2021, 3 prototypes of Flying Car CEZERİ, 2 prototypes of the new generation Bayraktar DİHA, which is still mass production, and Bayraktar TB2 SİHA systems.
61+ Different Tests
On November 27, 2020, in the statement made by the Vice President Fuat Oktay at the Parliament's Plan and Budget Committee, it was stated that AKINCI TİHA's test activities for mass production have reached the final stage. In a post made by Baykar Defense on December 6, 2020, it was stated that AKINCI TİHA successfully completed 61 different tests in about a year since its first flight.