Turkey’s Bayraktar Akinci UCAV opens a new era: Q&A study

Turkey’s Bayraktar Akinci UCAV (unmanned combat air vehicle) added to inventory last week has opened a new era for unmanned air warfare, according to the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA).

Bayraktar Akinci can reach an altitude of 40,000 feet and can stay in the air for 24 hours to perform complex tasks that need long-endurance.

It can carry a wide range of ammunitions including laser-guided smart munitions and air-to-ground/air-to-air/cruise missiles.

With a 5,500 kg maximum take-off weight, the combat drone has a payload capacity of 900 kg external and 450 kg internal.

Sibel Duz, researcher at Ankara-based think-tank institution SETA, wrote about Bayraktar Akinci to point out its manufacturing process, successful test results, superior qualifications, field power, and contribution to the Turkish Armed Forces’ capabilities.

When did the journey of the Bayraktar Akinci UCAV begin?

What were the successes of Bayraktar Akinci during its development process?

What are the advanced and technical specifications of Bayraktar Akinci?

Which operational capabilities of Bayraktar Akinci come to the fore?

What kind of capability transformation will Akinci introduce to the Turkish Armed Forces?

To see the answers to the questions above: https://www.setav.org/en/qa-bayraktar-akinci-ucav-a-new-period-in-unmanned-air-warfare/

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