Turkish Baykar showcases AKINCI UAV in Baku's festival

According to information published by Azernews on May 23, 2022, Turkey’s Bayraktar Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicles have landed in Azerbaijan for TEKNOFEST Aerospace and Technology Festival scheduled in Baku.

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Turkish Baykar showcases AKINCI UAV in Bakus festival  Turkish AKINCI Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (Picture source: Azernews)

The Bayraktar Akinci Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System has a 40,000 feet service ceiling and 4.5 tons of take-off weight. The aircraft platform will be equipped with two turboprop engines and critical payloads such as EO/IR camera, AESA radar, Beyond Line of Sight (satellite) communication and electronic support systems, enabling a longer endurance and advanced reconnaissance and attack capability.

Longer and wider than its predecessor Bayraktar TB2, Akıncı has a wingspan of 20 meters with its unique bended design and will be able to fire multiple smart munitions.

With its proprietary artificial intelligence system, the system will be also much smarter and aware of its operating environment, offering improved flight and diagnostic functions.

The drone has a 5.5 tons Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW) while 1,350kg (2,976 pounds) of this is composed of a payload (400 kg internal and 950 kg external).