Turkey’s Akıncı Completes System Identification Test
- The second prototype of Turkey’s Akıncı has passed another test, the manufacturer announced.
- The second prototype completed its first test flight in August at the Çorlu Airport Base Command, in northwestern Tekirdağ province.
- Akıncı is expected to enter the Turkish security forces’ inventory this year.
- The drone can fly for 24 hours and has a service ceiling of 40,000 feet (12,192 meters), a 20-meter wingspan and the capacity to carry a load of 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds).
- Akıncı is equipped with the locally made active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and air-to-air missiles Gökdoğan and Bozdoğan, and can launch several types of locally made ammo, such as standoff missiles (SOM).
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