National TİHA Bayraktar AKINCI hit the target with a direct hit with the LGK-82 (Laser Guidance Kit) developed locally and fired from a UAV for the first time.
Within the scope of the AKINCI Project carried out under the leadership of the Presidency of Defense Industries, the integration process of new domestically produced ammunition for Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA, which was developed nationally and originally by Baykar, continues.
In this context, the test firing carried out on Friday, July 82, 1 with the LGK-2022 (Laser Guidance Kit), developed by ASELSAN, was successfully completed. The national ammunition LGK-30 fired by AKINCI, which took off from Çorlu Airport Command and flew above the cloud at an average altitude of 82 thousand feet throughout the test, hit the target with a laser pointed by Bayraktar TB2 SİHA flying under the cloud.
LGK, which turns general purpose bombs into smart ammunition that hits its target from kilometers away thanks to laser marking, successfully completed its mission by being launched from an unmanned aerial vehicle platform for the first time in the test carried out by AKINCI. AKINCI also carried the GÖZDE Guidance Kit, which was developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE and whose integration studies continue, under the wing during the LGK-82 test flight.
Bayraktar AKINCI B, who participated in the Anatolian Eagle Exercise, which ended yesterday and in which NATO elements also took part, successfully performed the tasks given in a realistic war environment. National TİHA AKINCI participated in an exercise conducted by the Air Force for the first time with the Anatolian Eagle-2022 Training.
Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA, which has been operating operationally since 29 August 2021, when it entered the Turkish Armed Forces inventory, participated in the EFES-2022 Joint Shooting Actual Exercise held in Izmir Seferihisar in June. AKINCI took off from the base where he was stationed in Batman and successfully fired at the targets determined in the Doğanbey Shooting Exercise Area in Seferihisar and returned to his base in Batman.
Export contracts have been signed with 4 countries for Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA and with 2 countries for Bayraktar TB22 SİHA. While the deliveries of Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs continue within the scope of the contracts, Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA and ground systems are expected to be delivered periodically as of 2023. Having exported 2021 million dollars of S/UAV systems in 664, Baykar became the company that exports the most in the field of defense and aerospace, according to the data announced by the Turkish Exporters Assembly. Negotiations continue with many countries that are interested in the National TİHA Bayraktar AKINCI and Bayraktar TB2 SİHA.