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AKINCI combat “Bayraktar” flew for 50,000 hours and conducted successful supersonic firing

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun5,2024

AKINCI combat drone has flown 50,000 hours and successfully fired supersonic missiles

AKINCI combat drone, developed and built by the Baykar company, has completed 50,000 flight hours and successfully fired supersonic missiles – with TV and laser homing heads.

Ukrinform was informed about this by the Baykar company.

“Bayraktar AKINCI reached the limit of 50,000 flight hours, which is a significant achievement in the history of Turkish aviation. During tests on February 24, the Bayraktar AKINCI C (equipped with two 850 hp engines, which have a total power of 1,700 hp) remained in the air for more than one hour, successfully passing the test of aerodynamic parameters, the company said.

Also, the company announced that on June 3 of this year, Bayraktar AKINCI successfully conducted another firing, launching two supersonic missiles of the “air-to-ground” IHA-122 developed by Roketsan.

“Equipped with one IHA-122 missile with a television homing head and another with a laser homing head, the aircraft took off from the training and testing center in Chorlu-Tekirdag to Sinop for the shooting Both IHA-122 supersonic missiles hit a target near the Black Sea coast with high accuracy, Baykar reported.

As Ukrinform reported, at the beginning of May, the Bayraktar AKINCI strike unmanned aerial vehicle successfully passed tests of firing at moving and stationary targets at sea with a new electro-optical system.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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