Bayraktar AKINCI Offensive UAV, which was developed locally and nationally by Baykar Defense, is preparing for firing tests.
Baykar Defense Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar shared a series of visuals with AKINCI TİHA prototypes on his Twitter account. Selçuk Bayraktar said, “3 AKINCI is in 1 place. Free and Free… ”in our skies. While there were 3 prototypes of AKINCI TİHA in the shared images, the weapon stations under the wings of AKINCI TİHA PT-2 attracted attention. Again, in the lower left corner of the shared images, there were ammunition to be used in AKINCI TİHA.
In the shared image (below), the CİRİT 2.75 ″ Laser Guided Missile and the Winged Guidance Kit (UPS) to be loaded on the weapon stations appear at the bottom left. Shooting tests of Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA are planned to start soon. With the firing tests, the process of completing the qualifications and delivering them to the forces will begin in 2021.
Mass Production AKINCI TİHA
In the video that Selçuk Bayraktar shared in January 2021, while walking inside the BAYKAR facilities, the AKINCI Offensive UAV platform, which entered the mass production process, is among the vehicles reflected in the camera. In the video in question, in addition to AKINCI TİHA, which will enter the inventory in 2021, 3 prototypes of Flying Car CEZERİ, 2 prototypes of the new generation Bayraktar DİHA, which is still mass production, and Bayraktar TB2 SİHA systems.
In September 2020, held in Salt Lake in examination TEKNOFEST Rocket Competition Turkey Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation) Chairman of the Board of Trustees and bikers Defense Technical Manager Selcuk Bayraktar, developed with local and national facilities by bikers Bayraktar AKINCI tiha's office in 2021 He gave the good news that he would begin. Bayraktar,
“I hope Akıncı will take office in 2021. The second prototype is finished. We are currently producing its third prototype and mass production product, Akıncı. Development activities continue. Qualification and test flights are currently underway. I hope it will be possible to start working after delivery in 2021. This is our goal. " he spoke in the form.
By October 2020, it was reported that Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA's flight tests were continuing and the High and Medium Altitude Asymmetric Propulsion Test was successfully completed.
In the news in question, it was stated that Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA PT-2, which was developed by Baykar Defense with domestic and national facilities, continued flight tests at Çorlu Airport Command, while PT-3 counted days for the first flight.
It was stated that Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA PT-2 was in the air for 6.1 hours and 2 minutes at approximately 26 km altitude during the Mid-Altitude System Verification Test flight.
November - December 2020
On November 27, 2020, in the statement made by the Vice President Fuat Oktay at the Parliament's Plan and Budget Committee, it was stated that AKINCI TİHA's test activities for mass production have reached the final stage. In a post made by Baykar Defense on December 6, 2020, it was stated that AKINCI TİHA successfully completed 61 different tests in about a year since its first flight.