The second prototype of the Akıncı strike drone, created jointly by Ukraine and Turkey, with the Ukrainian AI-450 engines installed continues the cycle of flight tests.
In July, the information and consulting agency published a video of the first test by the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the Bayraktar TV2 strike and reconnaissance drone.
In the same month, Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere said the countries were discussing joint development and production of Bayraktar TB2.
Akinci is developed by the Turkish company Baykar. The wingspan of the drone is 20 meters, the length is 12.3 meters. The maximum take-off weight is 5500 kilograms. Payload – 1350 kilograms. The maximum flight altitude is 12 kilometers, the operating altitude is 9 kilometers. The flight duration is over 24 hours. The Turkish Armed Forces should receive Akinci in 2021.