The Turkish drone Akinci sets an altitude record, exceeding 11,500 meters (VIDEO)

Posted: Jul 11, 2021 23:03 GMT

The unmanned aerial vehicle carried out a test flight over 7,507 kilometers for 25 hours and 46 minutes.

The Turkish unmanned aircraft Akinci set a new record in the country’s aviation history on Thursday, after reaching an altitude of 38,039 feet (11,594 meters) above the earth’s surface, reports the Baykar production company on its Twitter account.

The flying robot carried out a test flight over 7,507 kilometers for 25 hours and 46 minutes.

Likewise, the unmanned aircraft carried out another test this Saturday, lasting 13 hours and 24 minutes, with a take-off mass of 6 tons. The device reached 30,000 feet (more than 9,000 meters) with a payload of 1,360 kilograms.

In total, Akinci has carried out 874 flights test and training, specifies the Anadolu agency. In February it was reported that the first deliveries of this state-of-the-art unmanned vehicle to the Turkish armed forces will take place this year.


The apparatus has a wingspan of 20 meters and a load capacity of about 1,350 kilos of useful weight, allowing you to carry a wide range of bombs and guided missiles. Its autonomy is 24 hours and its range of 12 kilometers

The Akinci is equipped with a active electronic scanning radar AESA locally manufactured and its AI avionics includes signal processing, sensor fusion and real-time situational awareness.

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