📩 09/07/2021 14:02
Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA (Assault Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), developed by BAYKAR with domestic and national resources, broke the altitude record in Turkish aviation history by reaching the highest altitude reached by a nationally developed aircraft during the flight in front of official delegations. AKINCI, which rose to a height of 38.039 feet (11.594 meters) in the sky, remained in the air for 25 hours and 46 minutes.
Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA (Assault Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), developed by BAYKAR with domestic and national resources, broke the altitude record of Turkish aviation history within the scope of the project led by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB).
RISE TO 38.039 FEET
AKINCI, which took off in the Long Flight and High Altitude Performance Test held in the presence of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and official delegations of the user forces, as part of the design verification activities, reached 38.039 feet (11.594 meters). Thus, this height in the sky was reached for the first time with a nationally developed aircraft.
25 HOURS 46 MINUTES IN THE AIR
Bayraktar AKINCI stayed in the air for 38.039 hours and 25 minutes on this flight, which the TİHA took to 46 feet. Within the scope of the long flight activity managed from the AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Çorlu, AKINCI covered 7.507 km in the air. AKINCI, which has made 870 sorties in test and training flights to date, has performed a total of 347 hours and 28 minutes of flight.
SUCCESSFUL SHOOTING WITH WAR HEAD MAM-T
Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA successfully hit targets with the nationally developed smart ammunitions MAM-C, MAM-L and MAM-T, which were used for the first time, in the first firing test conducted on April 22, 2021. For the first time, warhead ammunition was used in the firing test carried out on July 5, 2021. In the shooting test performed with live ammunition, the ammunition fired from AKINCI hit the targets with full accuracy.
FIRST FLIGHT HELD ON DECEMBER 6, 2019
Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA made its first flight on 6 December 2019. Test activities carried out at Bayraktar AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center at Çorlu Airport Command are carried out with 3 Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA prototypes.
MASS PRODUCTION CONTINUES
The serial production process continues in the Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA project, where the first deliveries are planned to be made in 2021. Test activities continue with Bayraktar AKINCI S-1 and S-2, the first aircraft of mass production, which were transferred to Çorlu. Integration studies of other mass production models are carried out at Baykar National S/UAV R&D and Production Center.
BAYRAKTAR BROKEN A RECORD IN TB2
Bayraktar TB2 SİHA, which was developed nationally and originally in the tactical class by BAYKAR, had once again set a record by climbing to a height of 27 feet. During the demo flight it participated in Kuwait on July 30, 17, the National SİHA broke the flight time record by staying in the air for 2019 hours and 27 minutes in difficult geographical and climatic conditions such as high temperatures and sandstorms.