Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), developed by BAYKAR with domestic and national facilities under the supervision of the Presidency of Defense Industries, has passed another critical threshold. Within the scope of the ongoing tests of Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF, the first prototype, named PT-1, successfully completed the High-Altitude System Identification Test conducted at Bayraktar AKINCI Flight Training Center located in Çorlu Airport Command.
High-Altitude System Identification Test Passed
Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF PT-1 took off at 06.16 as part of the High-Altitude System Identification Test after the preparations that started at night. The flight, which was conducted under the management of Baykar Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar and passed an altitude of 30 thousand feet (approximately 9.15 km), lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes. Bayraktar Akıncı UCAF successfully landed at 09.38 after the tests carried out in the sky. Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF thus performed its fifth successful flight in the ongoing tests with two prototypes.
Selçuk Bayraktar: "We are at an altitude of 30 thousand feet"
Baykar Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar, who managed the High-Altitude System Identification Test in which the first prototype PT-1 of Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF flew, said, “We took off with our Bayraktar AKINCI Prototype 1 UAV at around 06.00 in the morning to perform the High-Altitude System Identification Test. Our preparations continued from the night on. We are now at 30 thousand feet and we have been at this altitude for about half an hour. We will have some trials at this altitude. We plan to complete our system identification trials and land at lower altitudes. “Best of luck to our country and nation”.
The first flight was made on December 6, 2019
Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF, which made its first flight on December 6, 2019, has so far performed five successful flight tests with two prototypes. Within the scope of the project, Bayraktar AKINCI UCAF is aimed to be delivered by the end of the year.