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NAVDEX 2023: Turkish firm Baykar showcases Akinci UCAV for first time.

| 2023

Akinci UCAV is showcased by the Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar for the first time at NAVDEX, which began on February 20 and will continue till February 24.

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Turkish firm Baykar showcases Akinci UCAV for first time Bayraktar Akinci Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle.  (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The Bayraktar Akıncı is a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) that is designed and manufactured by the Turkish defense company Baykar.

The drone is designed to provide military forces with an advanced and highly capable platform that is capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including surveillance, reconnaissance, and attack.

The Bayraktar Akıncı drone has a wingspan of 20 meters and is powered by two turboprop engines that provide a maximum speed of 500 km/h. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 5,500 kg and a payload capacity of 1,350 kg.

The aircraft is capable of operating at altitudes of up to 40,000 feet and has a maximum endurance of 24 hours, making it suitable for long-range missions.

The Bayraktar Akıncı is equipped with a wide range of sensors and communication equipment, including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, electro-optical and infrared sensors, and a datalink system that allows it to communicate with ground-based and other airborne platforms. The UCAV is also equipped with advanced avionics and autonomous flight systems, which allow it to operate in both manned and unmanned modes.

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