President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir talked about the developments in the Turkish defense industry in A Haber broadcast. Talking about the KIZILELMA project carried out by Baykar, Demir announced that KIZILELMA will leave the hangar next year. In this context, Iron
“We are planning to get KIZILELMA out of the hangar next year. I hope his brother HÜRJET will also fly next year. This process can also be faster. Baykar likes to surprise. But our target is next year. As in AKINCI TİHA, KIZILELMA will not be uniform. There will be different variants and further models will continue to work.” used the phrases.
Baykar Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar shared the images from the production line of the KIZILELMA MİUS (Combat Unmanned Aircraft System) prototype on his Twitter account on June 19, 2022. Next to the prototype, which was still in production, was the painted mock-up.
In March 2022, Baykar Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar stated that the name of MİUS was Bayraktar KIZILELMA, “After 3 and a half years, a larger and more agile fish entered the production line. MİUS – Unmanned Fighter Aircraft: Bayraktar KIZILELMA. It's on the way, stay tuned...” he said. In the statement made by Baykar Teknoloji, “The production development model of the first prototype of our Combat Unmanned Aircraft System (MİUS) has entered the integration line. The name of our unmanned warplane project was Bayraktar KIZILELMA.” statements were made.
Bayraktar KIZILELMA will operate at a cruising speed close to the speed of sound. In the next process, it will be supersonic by going above the speed of sound. Bayraktar KIZILELMA will have an ammunition and payload capacity of close to 1.5 tons. It will be able to carry Air-Air, Air-Ground smart missiles and cruise missiles. The radar will be able to carry its ammunition inside the hull so that it has a low-visible design. In missions where radar invisibility is not at the forefront, they can also have their ammunition under the wing.
Bayraktar KIZILELMA will be able to land on short runway ships with the help of catch cables and hooks. The element that distinguishes the aircraft design from other unmanned warplanes in the world is its vertical tails and front canard horizontal control surfaces. Thanks to these control surfaces, it will have aggressive maneuverability. A contract covering the supply of Ukrainian AI-25TL and AI-322F engines was signed for KIZILELMA, which will have different engine options.
Announced by TEI on June 10, 2022, the TF6000 has similar thrust values with its AI-5500 afterburner turbofan engine, which is also one of the engines planned to be used in Bayraktar KIZILELMA MIUS (Combat Unmanned Aircraft System), which can give 9260 lb and 322 lb with afterburner. In this context, it can be evaluated that both TF6000 have a sufficient level of thrust for KIZILELMA.