Turkish unmanned combat aircraft to fly before 2023

Turkey is taking the first steps in producing its first unmanned fighter jet with Baykar, a global leader in UAV technology, that says they hope to fly such aircraft by 2023

Turkish unmanned combat aircraft to fly before 2023

Turkey is growing its portfolio of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as the country is becoming more ambitious in the technological development of these aviation platforms. 

The latest example of UAVs came from Turkey's leading UAV developer Baykar Makina, whose Chief Technology Officer Selçuk Bayraktar announced a good news for the company.

Baykar Makina General Manager Haluk Bayraktar said that the research and development (R&D) and production activities of domestically developed drones are jointly carried out at a modern facility.

"We hope to fly the unmanned combat aircraft before 2023. We hope that 2019 will carry more strategic tasks for the unmanned aircraft which will be capable of carrying 1.5 tons of cargo. Turkey also had sold mini versions of UAV starting from 2012'', Bayraktar said.

Baykar Makina has been trying to improve Turkey's UAV technologies for the last 15 years. The company is deeply engaged in technological development processes of electronic systems, software, communication systems and air vehicle designs.

Turkey, for the last two years, has achieved great success with the Unmanned aerial vehicles, using them in Afrin operations and against the PKK terrorist organization.

Last Mod: 10 Eylül 2018, 18:55
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