The wheel cut-off test of Bayraktar KIZILELMA Combat Unmanned Aircraft System, developed by kar, was successfully carried out. Announcing the development on his official Twitter account, Baykar Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar said,
“We are holding on hard… Bayraktar KIZILELMA knocked his feet off the ground in the wheel cutting test. I just hope…”
used the phrases. With this test, KIZILELMA is one step closer to the first flight.
We hold on hard…
Bayraktar #RED APPLE knocked off his feet in the wheel cut test.
I hope soon... ✈️🍎🚀
- Selcuk Bayraktar (@Selcuk) December 3, 2022
Bayraktar KIZILELMA's first taxi test was successfully carried out
The first taxi test of the KIZILELMA Combat Unmanned Aircraft System was successfully carried out at Çorlu Airport on 20 November 2022. In September, the first Engine Integration Test with Bayraktar KIZILELMA's first prototype was successfully completed.
The testing process of Bayraktar KIZILELMA Unmanned Fighter Plane project, which was developed with Baykar's 20 years of deep technology accumulation and experience, continues with ground tests. Bayraktar KIZILELMA's first flight is planned to be carried out in 2023.
Ukraine continues engine deliveries for Bayraktar KIZILELMA
Answering the questions of GDH Digitial at TEKNOFEST 2022, Baykar Technology Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar informed that Ukraine continues to deliver the engines for the KIZILELMA Combat Unmanned Aircraft System despite the war. It is planned to use Ukrainian origin AI-25TLT and AI-322F turbofan engines in KIZILELMA. There will be 1 different engine options, 25 AI-322TLT, AI-2F or 322 AI-3F for different needs. A contract was signed with Ukraine for the supply of engines for KIZILELMA.
It can be evaluated that the AI-39TLT without afterburner developed over the AI-16.9TL, which is used in L-25 Albatros trainer aircraft and can give approximately 25 kN of thrust, will have this thrust value as a minimum. It is more likely to be used as a "first phase" motor due to its low cost, simplicity and thrust.
The second engine option, the AI-322F with afterburner, will be a much more compatible option for an aircraft with aggressive flight characteristics like the KIZILELMA. AI-322F; It can produce a maximum thrust of 24.5 kN without afterburner, 44.1 kN with afterburners and can operate up to Mach 1.6. The AI-322 is currently used in twin-engine Hongdu L-15 light attack aircraft.
Alongside the single-engine configurations, there will be a twin-engine configuration equipped with 2 AI-322Fs for RED. Due to the higher thrust of the twin-engine configuration, it is likely to have a larger fuselage for greater internal weapon station volume and fuel capacity. The twin-engine KIZILELMA, which will be able to reach higher speeds and have a wider combat radius, will also have advantages in terms of survivability as it can continue to fly if one engine fails and the other engine works.
Announced by TEI on June 10, 2022; TF26.7, which can give 44.5 kN of thrust and 6000 kN with afterburner, has similar thrust values with its AI-322F turbofan engine with afterburner. According to the information obtained by Defense Turk, the use of TF6000 on MIUS is on the agenda.
Günceleme: 03/12/2022 16:30