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Baykar tests Akinci drone with high precision missile systems [VIDEO]

By Defence Industry Europe

Baykar Technologies, a leading Turkish drone manufacturer, recently announced on social media that it has conducted another test of its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Akinci. This test included the firing of state-of-the-art precision weapon systems: the Çakır cruise missile and the UAV-230 air-to-surface supersonic ballistic missile, both of which are produced by the Turkish defence company Roketsan.

 

Baykar reports that the Akinci drone can carry two Çakır cruise missiles. According to Roketsan, the Çakır missile has a range of at least 150 kilometers and can be deployed by drones, airplanes, and helicopters, as well as other platforms including ships and land vehicles. For the latter, the missile is equipped with an additional solid fuel booster. The missile can be fitted with various warheads, including a 70-kilogram enhanced penetration warhead for armored targets or a thermobaric warhead.

 

 

 

The UAV-230 missile has an operational range of over 150 kilometers, varying with the speed and altitude of release. It is equipped with a fragmentation warhead, available in different versions to engage various target types. The system is prepared for its mission during the pre-launch firing preparation process. Once released from the UAV, it free-falls for a period before autonomously igniting its solid fuel engine. The UAV-230 missile comes with a 42kg warhead, with options including frangible impact, armor-piercing, and thermobaric.

Defence Industry Europe reported that Baykar Technologies successfully tested the Akinci drone, demonstrating its capability to fire MAM-L and MAM-T guided bombs at moving sea targets.

 

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