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Turkey tested Akinci with Ukrainian engines

The first flight of Akıncı.
Image source: defense-ua.com

The second prototype of the Turkish attack drone Akinci made its first flight. The corresponding video was posted on Twitter by Baykar.



The caption to the video says that the drone was in the air for 1 hour 2 minutes. The tests took place on August 13 in the area of ​​Чorlu airport.

Defense Express recalls that Akinci is equipped with two AI-450T turboshaft engines developed by the Ukrainian company Ivchenko-Progress.

In July, the information and consulting agency published a video of the first test by the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the Bayraktar TV2 strike and reconnaissance drone.

In the same month, Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere said the countries were discussing joint development and production of Bayraktar TB2.

Akinci is developed by the Turkish company Baykar. The wingspan of the drone is 20 meters, the length is 12.3 meters. The maximum take-off weight is 5500 kilograms. Payload - 1350 kilograms. The maximum flight altitude is 12 kilometers, the operating altitude is 9 kilometers. The flight duration is over 24 hours. The Turkish Armed Forces should receive Akinci in 2021.

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