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Ukraine and Turkey Co-Produce Akıncı UAV

Ukraine and Turkey Co-Produce Akıncı UAV August 20, 2019

Ukrainian State Concern UkrOboronProm made a written statement from its internet page. The declaration was only available in Ukrainian. Unofficial translation of declaration states that the new-generation Akıncı (unmanned aerial cavalry) unmanned aerial vehicle will become one of the first projects of a joint venture created by Ukrspetseksport, a member of UkrOboronProm, and the Turkish company Baykar Defence.

"The next generation Akıncı Impact UAV is designed to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Armed Conflict and is primarily intended for both the Turkish and Ukrainian Armed Forces. It is powerful ammunition weighing hundreds of kilograms, made possible by the use of Ukrainian engines, which provide high payload, speed and altitude, economy and ease of export", emphasized Pavlo Bukin, General Director of UkroBoronProm.

Akıncı belongs to the new "heavy" class of drones. It is equipped with two Ukrainian-made engines that provide flight at altitudes above 12 km. The drone has a wingspan of 20 meters, capable of lifting more than 1000 kg of weapons into the air and being in flight for days.

The drone is equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance systems ranging from thermal imagers and high-power cameras to radars with active phased array antenna and numerous sensors. All this allows you to detect even at a distance even well-concealed targets, transfer their coordinates for destruction, or to strike precision strikes on their own.

 

Akıncı's nomenclature includes guided missiles, various conventional and high precision bombs. Such powerful weapons allow the drone to destroy the enemy's manpower and technique, as well as to strike at important enemy objects - fortifications, control and communications centres, bridges, warehouses, and more.

 

It should be reminded that the state-owned company Ukrspetsexport, which is part of UkrOboronProm, and the Turkish company Baykar Defence, have created a joint venture specializing in precision weapons and aerospace technologies.

Ukraine and Turkey Co-Produce Akıncı UAV

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