01 September 2021
by Cem Devrim Yaylali
The first batch of five indigenously developed Akinci medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces at a ceremony at the company's facility on 29 August.
Developed by private firm Baykar, the Akinci is an armed reconnaissance UAV that made its maiden flight on 9 December 2019. The first serial production vehicle was first flown on 19 May this year.
The air vehicle measures 12.2 m long with a 20 m wingspan. It has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 5,500 kg and a payload capacity of 1,350 kg.
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The first batch of five indigenously developed Akinci medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned...