Turkey's leading UAV and AI company "Baykar", has revealed its future projects. Selcuk Bayraktar, Technical Director and Chairman of Baykar, said that after the recent completion of the production of "Bayraktar Akinci" UAV, the focus will be on completing the "Cezeri" flying car project.
This came at the end of the documentary film "Baykar", about the "Bayrakdar Akinci" attack plane. Additionally, Selcuk Bayraktar added that "Cezeri" was scheduled to fly in a short time.
Furthermore, he pointed out that after the "Cezeri" project there are plans to produce an unmanned fighter jet; work on it should finish by 2023.
The Akinci prototype PT-1 made its second flight on Jan. 10, while the second prototype PT-2's integration has recently been completed.
Significantly, Akinci UCAV can fly for up to 24 hours. It has a maximum altitude of 40,000 feet with a 20-meter (65-feet) wingspan and a load capacity of 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds). Its maximum take-off weight is 5,500 kilograms (12,125 pounds). It has two 450-horsepower engines, but can operate with 750-horsepower engines or locally-made 240-horsepower engines. Moreover, it has a locally-made AESA (active electronically scanned array) radar and Gokdogan and Bozdogan air-to-air missiles.
With the Akinci UCAV, Turkey will become one of the three countries capable of producing this drone class.