The Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar Makina announced on Wednesday completing another System Identification Test for the Bayraktar AKINCI TIHA unmanned combat air vehicle. Baykar's Technical Manager, Selçuk Bayraktar, managed the test activity.
The Turkish company said that the high-altitude long-endurance unmanned combat air vehicle took off from Çorlu and successfully performed a fully autonomous landing and take-off on a remote square without a ground control station for the first time in this test.
"The integration process of the third prototype of Bayraktar AKINCI TIHA project, in which the first delivery is planned to be carried out by the end of the year, continues at the Baykar National S / UAV R&D and Production Center. The third prototype will be sent to Corlu Airport Command to perform test flights after the integration is completed," said the manufacturing company.
The drone made its first flight on 6 December 2019. It can reach an altitude of 40,000 feet and stay in the air for 24 hours. It is also capable of carrying 1350 kg of load, 400 kg of internal load, and 950 kg of external load.
Bayraktar AKINCI is a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned combat air vehicle currently under development with Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar Makina.