The new Turkish drone has passed the first fire tests

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Testing of new unmanned aerial vehicles continues in Turkey. Yesterday, April 22, the third prototype (RT-3) of the Bayraktar Akıncı (TIHA) drone, developed by the Turkish company Baykar, successfully completed its first fire tests. According to the press service of Baykar, "smart" ammunition MAM-C, MAM-L and MAM-T, created by the Turkish company Roketsan, accurately hit all designated targets.

According to the portal defensehere.com, ammunition that can hit targets at a distance of more than 30 km, developed by Roketsan specifically for this drone.

Fire tests of the Bayraktar Akıncı drone

During the test, conducted under the leadership of the head of Baykar company Selcuk Bayraktar at the Akıncı Flight Training and Test Center in the city of Chorlu in northwestern Turkey, all three test ammunition without warheads that were fired from the drone were able to accurately hit targets.

The Akinci UAV is equipped with two AI-450T turboprop engines produced by the Ukrainian JSC Motor-Sich. The wingspan of the device is 20 m, the payload weight is 1350 kg (including 450 kg in the inner compartment), the flight duration is up to 24 hours, the working ceiling is 12,000 m. The drone has six suspension points for the MAM-T, MAM-L, MAM-C, Cirit, Mk81, Mk82 and COM ALCM missiles, and is also equipped with an active phased array AESA radar, an Aselsan targeting system, a thermal imager, optical cameras and sensors.

The first flight of the Akıncı PT-3 as part of the flight testing campaign with ammunition was conducted on April 17. On April 21, the second test flight with ammunition took place, and yesterday the first shooting took place.

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