Akıncı TİHA's Second Prototype Completes Its First Flight

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📩 04/01/2023 09:07

The second prototype of Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA (Attack Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), developed by BAYKAR with domestic and national facilities, successfully completed the first flight test held at Bayraktar AKINCI Flight and Training Center located in Çorlu Airport Command.

Stayed in the air for 1 hour and 2 minutes

As part of the System Verification and Identification Test, Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA's second prototype, which took off at 17.28, remained in the air for 01 hour 02 minutes during the test flight conducted under the direction of Baykar Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar. After the tests carried out in the sky, Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA's third flight test was successfully completed.

Tests will continue with two prototypes

Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA's second prototype was transferred to Bayraktar AKINCI Test and Flight Training Center at Çorlu Airport Command to participate in the ongoing tests from Baykar National SİHA R&D and Production Center on May 7, 2020. Bayraktar Akıncı, which made its first flight on December 6, 2019 and the second flight on January 10, 2020, will continue with two prototypes in the TİHA project.

Selçuk Bayraktar: "May it be good and auspicious to our country and nation"

Baykar Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar, who managed the System Verification and Identification Test, in which Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA's second prototype participated, said that while the test was ongoing, `` 13 August 2020 Bayraktar Akıncı Prototype 2's first flight test and also System Verification and Identification Test '' we did. Our aircraft successfully completed all test phases. It has been in the air for about 52 minutes now. We will soon turn and start descending. “Good luck to our country and nation”.

The first flight was made on December 6, 2019

Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA realized its first flight on December 6, 2019. As part of the test, he successfully put one on the runway after 16 minutes of flight. Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA, which performed a 10 hour 2020 minute flight for the System Verification Test on January 01, 06, had completed the test at an altitude of 5 thousand feet.

3.The prototype is on the way

The integration process of the third prototype of the Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA project, in which the first delivery is planned to be carried out by the end of the year, continues at the Baykar National SİHA R&D and Production Center. The third prototype will be sent to Çorlu Airfield Command to perform test flights after the integration is completed.

12 engines were supplied from Ukraine for AKINCI TİHA

In May 2020, operating in Ukraine “National Industrial Portal ”, 2 more for AKINCI TİHA by Baykar Defense Ivchenko-Progress Engine Sich AI-450T Type Turboprop engine has been supplied. In the transfer, it was emphasized that the second prototype was also preparing its first flight, and it was stated that it was planned to reach a speed of 500 km / h in the flight test.

12 units have been produced by Baykar Defense for AKINCI TİHA so far Ivchenko-Progress Engine Sich AI-450T Type Turboprop engine was supplied, and information on the supply calendar was also included. By Baykar Defense Ivchenko-Progress Engine Sich AI-450T Type Turboporp engine; 2018 units were supplied in 4, 2019 in 6 and 2020 in 2.

AKINCI TİAHA, Ivchenko-Progress Motor with Sich AI-450T type Turboprop engine | Teknofest'19

Bayraktar Akıncı System General Information

Baykar, carrying out an intense work on Bayraktar Akıncı, which is also called as “flying fish”, recently brought the vehicle together with the sky and the activities for the first flight of the second prototype continue.

Akıncı TİHA, which is longer and wider than Bayraktar TB2, will have a wingspan of 20 meters with its unique twisted wing structure and will be able to carry many national smart ammunition. Akıncı will also be more intelligent and more aware of environmental conditions thanks to its unique artificial intelligence system, and will offer its users advanced flight and diagnostic functions.

Akinci, which aims to be a leader in its class, like the TB2, will also perform some of the tasks performed by the fighter jets. It will serve with much more advanced useful loads such as electronic support pod, satellite communication systems, air-air radars, obstacle detection radar, and synthetic aperture radar. Air bombardment can also be carried out with Akıncı, which will reduce the burden of warplanes. Akıncı UAV, which will be equipped with air-air missiles developed nationally in our country, will also be used in air-air missions.

Bayraktar Akıncı Offensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System, which is tried to become the most advanced technological system in its class, is produced locally and nationally, MAM-L, MAM-C, Javelin, L-UMTAS, Bozok, MK-81, MK-82, MK- 83, Winged Guidance Kit (KGK) -MK-82 will be equipped with ammunition, missile and bomb such as Gökdoğan, Bozdoğan, SOM-A.

Bayraktar Akıncı can go up to an altitude of 40 thousand feet, stay in the air for 24 hours, and its useful load carrying capacity reaches up to 350 kilograms. With these features, Akıncı will be able to perform some of the tasks performed by warplanes and reduce the burden of warplanes.

Basic flight performance criteria

  • 40,000 Feet Flight Altitude
  • 24 Hours Staying In The Air
  • 150 Km Communication Range
  • Fully Automatic Flight Control and 3 Redundant Auto-pilot System (Triple Redundant)
  • Fully Automatic Landing and Take-Off Feature Without Depending On Ground Systems
  • Navigation Feature With Internal Sensor Fusion Without GPS Dependency

AKINCI Offensive UAV Technical Specifications:

  • Airborne: 24 Hours
  • Altitude: 40.000 Feet
  • Useful Load: 1.350 Kg (900 kg External - 450 kg Internal)
  • Takeoff Weight: 4.5 Tonnes
  • Wingspan: 20 mt
  • Motor: 2 × 900 Hp Turboprop
  • Data Network: LOS \ SATCOM
  • Radar: Milli AESA (Weather / SAR)
  • Electronic Warfare: Electronic Support Pod
  • Weapons: MAM-L, MAM-C, Javelin, L-UMTAS, UMTAS, Bozok, MK-81, MK-82, MK-83, Precision Guidance Kit (HGK), Winged Guidance Kit (KGK) -MK-82, Teber-82, Gökdoğan Missile, Bozdoğan Missile, SOM-A,

AKINCI SİHA Capabilities:

  • Electronic Warfare
  • SAR Discovery
  • Signal Intelligence
  • EO \ IR Discovery
  • Wide Area Surveillance

Source: defenceturk

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