According to information, the Bayraktar AKINCI project is carried out under the leadership of the Türkiye Ministry of Defense Industry.
Within its framework, the tests of the TOLUN miniature bomb developed by ASELSAN were successfully completed on December 2. Bayraktar AKINCI, equipped with 4 miniature bombs, flew from Tekirdag to the Karapınar firing range in Konya, where it successfully hit the target during a test launch.
The TOLUN miniature bomb was tested for the first time on an unmanned aerial vehicle platform thanks to GPS/INS, hitting the target with a precision strike from 26,000 feet at a distance of 30 kilometers.
It should be noted that 75 percent of the total profits of Baykar, which began developing and manufacturing UAVs some 20 years ago, were from export contracts. Declared the export leader in the aerospace and defense sectors in 2021 by the Turkish Exporters Council, Baykar has exported more than 1 billion USD to 18 countries in 2022. Export contracts accounted for 98% of the contracts signed by Baykar in 2022. Until 2022, contracts have been signed with 25 countries for the Bayraktar TB2 UAV, with five countries for the Bayraktar Akinci.