Testing of Akıncı UAV with Ukrainian engines started in Turkey

Testing of Akıncı UAV with Ukrainian engines started in Turkey

The Akıncı drone drone, created jointly by Ukraine and Turkey, passed the first ground tests, during which it made small runs on the runway. This was reported by Ukrainian media.


According to published data, the Akıncı UAV developed by Turkey with the installed Ukrainian AI-450 engines launched ground tests at the airport under the control of the technical personnel of the command center.

According to the Ukrainian military portal, Ukrainian power plants on the UAV were installed at the end of August this year after signing the agreement on the establishment of a Ukrainian-Turkish joint venture, which included Ukrspetsexport and Baykar Defense. Previously, they planned to install PD-222 turbodiesel engines developed by Tusas Engine Industries (TEI) on UAVs, but then the project was adjusted for Ukrainian power plants.

In September of the 2019 year, Ukraine sent to Turkey a second batch of engines in the amount of two units for these UAVs.

As previously stated in Ukraine, the new UAV is being developed taking into account the experience of armed conflicts of the 21 century and is intended mainly for the Ukrainian and Turkish armed forces.

Akıncı belongs to a new class of "heavy" drones. The wingspan of the UAV is 20 meters, they are equipped with two Ukrainian-made AI-450 engines. The flight altitude is declared in 12 thousand meters, the time spent in flight is a day. The drone is able to lift into the air up to 900 kg of weapons on external suspensions and up to 450 kg in the internal compartments of the fuselage. Among the weapons - guided missiles, a variety of conventional and high-precision bombs.

Demonstration of the first prototype UAV Akinci took place in the 2018 year.

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  1. Saboteur Holuy 20 November 2019 13: 56 New
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    We have not seen this yet, we need to buy
    1. Shurik70 20 November 2019 13: 57 New
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      I find a swarm of light cheap drones more effective than one heavy expensive
      1. marshes 20 November 2019 14: 06 New
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        Quote: Shurik70
        I find a swarm of light cheap drones more effective than one heavy expensive

        Reviewed the other day, a rather eerie prospect is drawn.
        And they all loaded into a minibus.
      2. Flooding 20 November 2019 14: 37 New
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        Quote: Shurik70
        I find a swarm of light cheap drones more effective than one heavy expensive

        Yeah. Especially if their target is a few hundred kilometers and you need to deliver a parcel in a couple of hundred kg.
        1. g1washntwn 20 November 2019 15: 01 New
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          Quote: Flood
          if their goal is a few hundred kilometers and you need to deliver a parcel in a couple of hundred kg

          For such purposes, there is a Kyrgyz Republic, even with a landmine, even concrete-slaughtering, even with radish and other vegetables.
          1. Flooding 20 November 2019 19: 57 New
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            Quote: g1washntwn
            For such purposes, there is a Kyrgyz Republic, even with a landmine, even concrete-slaughtering, even with radish and other vegetables.

            That's a pity that the developers are not up to date. Indeed, everything is very simple.
            And we won’t stand for the price.
            1. g1washntwn 21 November 2019 08: 18 New
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              If your task is to destroy the target for which you need 200+ concrete-kilogram kilograms, then you have a priori "hit the headstock". Without air defense and electronic warfare, such goals in nature are very, very rare. And where they already do not operate manned aircraft, even a toothless transporter can cope who shies with some kind of MOAB. Just look at the practice of Americans using their drummers. Covert surveillance, intelligence - yes. The hunt for single "light" targets - yes. Excavators and wedding processions - yes. Conceptually - a breakthrough and suppression of air defense / missile defense, but there are too many "ifs". With technologies that are just being developed, everything is not easy at all and for the most part expensive. And the Kyrgyz Republic is a long run-in product and its one-time use is not as expensive as the entire infrastructure for the same American "predators".
              1. Flooding 21 November 2019 08: 41 New
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                The range of UAV application is much wider.
                You can read what the MO thinks about it.
                https://stat.mil.ru/files/morf/Sbornik-konferencii-2017.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjKlrLRyvrlAhUF_aQKHZ5bAyQ4ChAWMAJ6BAgHEAE&usg=AOvVaw2nTpGLu3kI1Zwe_MjmFc0k
                I, as a layman, can post my thoughts:
                - The use of UAVs is still cheaper with comparable damage. Of course, subject to the successful return of the apparatus
                - the variability of the load for its intended purpose is simply not comparable
                - Of course, this is a huge reserve for the future. Already being tested options for the interaction of UAVs with manned aircraft
                1. g1washntwn 21 November 2019 09: 26 New
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                  You are hooked on the cost of use. "UAVs are all the same cheaper" (in comparison with the Kyrgyz Republic). How are you ready to justify these thoughts? The UAV infrastructure like those of the same aircraft + requires a satellite constellation, repeaters for control, AWACS and, in some cases, as the Americans and Iran have shown, full-fledged air cover for such UAVs. How is all this cheaper than a one-time launch of the Kyrgyz Republic?
                  About the variability of the load it is not clear what are the differences from multifunctional and attack aircraft (except for the lack of a pilot)?
                  1. Flooding 21 November 2019 09: 44 New
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                    - The infrastructure is used.
                    - air cover? What are you! It is precisely the UAV that is valuable in that it can be sacrificed as a last resort.
                    - AWACS? It is doubtful, but I can be mistaken. Correct me if there is a reason.
                    - I dare to assume that a “one-time launch of the Kyrgyz Republic” can turn into a non-one-time launch if the target is protected by air defense systems. Otherwise, why did you remember about air cover? "One-time launch of the Kyrgyz Republic" requires the presence of its carrier in the region, which in itself is not guaranteed.
                    - By variability, of course, I meant that UAVs can carry not only ammunition from a wide variety of damaging effects, but also reconnaissance equipment, electronic warfare, etc., and containers for the delivery of certain supplies and equipment.

                    And again - this is a necessary foundation for the future, not only from a technical point of view, but also from the point of view of application.
                    1. g1washntwn 21 November 2019 10: 57 New
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                      infrastructure is used available [/ quote]
                      - To sell something unnecessary, you must first buy something unnecessary ... but we have no money. GDP and even air force technical personnel are permissible. Do you think the number and mandatory space?

                      [quote = Flood] - air cover? What are you! That is why UAVs are valuable because they can be sacrificed as a last resort. [/ Quote]
                      Americans thought so too. Then the Iranians hijacked their strategic reconnaissance drone from them and the next heroic story from the United States was (very recently on VO too) about how the F-22 was forced to drive Iranian planes away from UAVs.

                      [quote = Flood] - AWACS? It is doubtful, but I can be mistaken. Correct me if there are reasons. [/ Quote]
                      Flying over Europe globac hocks without AWACS. The source of the flyradar to help you. Flights near other hot spots under the supervision of carrier-based AWAC support. So far, the UAV needs to be taken by the handle everywhere and everywhere, as the AI ​​grows up, it is possible they will let go further and independently.

                      [quote = Flood] - I dare to suggest that a “one-time launch of the Kyrgyz Republic” can turn into a non-one-time launch if the target is protected by air defense systems. Otherwise, why did you remember about air cover? "One-time launch of the Kyrgyz Republic" requires the presence of its carrier in the region, which in itself is not guaranteed. [/ quote]
                      Exactly the same thing applies to the UAV which, whatever one may say, is a plane neutered to the pilot. KR - ammunition and not a carrier, to go to the expense of his life credo. The plus is an ultra-low flight profile, high operational availability, a variety of carriers and a sudden kirdyk for the target.

                      [quote = Navodlom] - by variability, it goes without saying that I meant that UAVs can carry not only ammunition from a wide variety of damaging effects, but also reconnaissance equipment, electronic warfare, etc., and containers for delivering certain supplies and means. [/ quote]
                      MFIs can and do apply the same and even wider. UAVs have no advantages in terms of means, equipment and weapons. Moreover, in order to pull away all the same, he needs to be in the dimensions of at least a light fighter. Why create new UAVs if it is easier to transfer a digit to existing aircraft?
                      The tasks of the UAV so far are reduced to using them as remote reconnaissance and light weapon platforms controlled remotely. Increasing the load immediately leads to an increase in the cost of the entire platform and, accordingly, the risks and cost of use.
                      About the groundwork in the future, I do not argue with you. But today, heavy shock UAVs are just swollen, expensive drones from Aliexpress. But there will be a day - there will be food.
                      1. Flooding 21 November 2019 13: 55 New
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                        Quote: g1washntwn
                        Do you think the number and mandatory space?

                        Compulsory space is mandatory for Russia in any case.
                        Do not you think that a distant UAV needs to be "guided" through a dedicated satellite?
                        The figure is also an indispensable attribute of the modern army, and especially the army of the future.
                        These costs can not be avoided even abandon the army to use unmanned.
                        Or launch of the Kyrgyz Republic in this sense have no costs ???
                      2. Flooding 21 November 2019 14: 24 New
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                        Quote: g1washntwn
                        MFIs can and do apply the same and even wider. UAVs have no advantages in terms of means, equipment and weapons.

                        Didn’t the comparison go with the Kyrgyz Republic?
                      3. g1washntwn 22 November 2019 08: 06 New
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                        The comparison went to the delivery method "100-200 kg of explosives over hundreds of kilometers."
                        Once again: KR - ammunition; An UAV is an ammunition carrier. Which is cheaper: a shell or a tank? KR launched by the IFI outside the air defense or UAV zones, costing almost a modern fighter that still needs to overcome this air defense?
                      4. Flooding 22 November 2019 08: 11 New
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                        Again on the same rake.
                        After all, you wrote that it was the IFI that has a large selection of funds.
                        And then limit it to a cruise missile.
                  2. Flooding 21 November 2019 14: 25 New
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                    Quote: g1washntwn
                    Americans thought so too. Then the Iranians stole their strategic reconnaissance drone

                    This does not mean that the Americans will begin to cover their UAVs with fighters. Nonsense.
                    This means only the adoption of additional technical and programmatic measures of control and protection against forced landing.
  2. Altai72 20 November 2019 16: 17 New
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    The “swarm” has a separate task, the heavyweight has a completely different task. This pepelats is not intended for infantry and jeeps.
    1. Lone gunman 20 November 2019 19: 06 New
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      I agree ... each has its own purpose, drones are sea-submarine and land-underground-two-three-medium.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi 20 November 2019 14: 17 New
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    And he looks kind of futuristically aggressive.
  • Stas157 20 November 2019 15: 20 New
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    drone Akıncı with installed Ukrainian AI-450 engines

    Do we have an analogue of VK-800 already available? I wonder which one is better and why the Turks did not order from us?
  • Kurare 20 November 2019 13: 59 New
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    Two, quite voracious AI-450 engines for UAVs ... In addition, the cost of such an UAV will be not bad.
    1. dirk182 20 November 2019 14: 07 New
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      so voracious that in the air the UAV can be a day
      1. Muvka 20 November 2019 18: 49 New
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        Quote: dirk182
        so voracious that in the air the UAV can be a day

        Have you personally tested? Or how do you know, given the fact that he has not yet taken to the air.
    2. Zaurbek 20 November 2019 14: 17 New
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      And we are suffering with RED on a large UAV and do not know how to make such a theater.
      1. Stas157 20 November 2019 15: 25 New
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        Quote: Zaurbek
        And we are suffering with RED on a large UAV and do not know how to make such a theater.

        In general, it is unclear why the German RED (diesel on which the Germans do not fly), if the VK-800 were going to produce. Why two engines in one niche. Uneconomical.
  • The leader of the Redskins 20 November 2019 14: 00 New
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    An interesting aircraft. Unmanned reconnaissance bomber? The first step in the future of unmanned wars?
    1. Honest Citizen 20 November 2019 14: 21 New
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      Something like that probably
    2. Oquzyurd 20 November 2019 17: 17 New
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      I have translated the characteristics and goals of this device below.
  • bessmertniy 20 November 2019 14: 00 New
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    I wonder how well they will go astray !? what repeat
    1. Altai72 20 November 2019 16: 20 New
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      The attack aircraft and the destroyer are more likely to be shot down.
  • New Year day 20 November 2019 14: 00 New
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    Turks are cunning: they are friends with everyone and everyone has everything. what do they need
    1. marshes 20 November 2019 14: 07 New
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      Quote: Silvestr
      Turks are cunning: they are friends with everyone and everyone has everything. what do they need

      That's why they are Turks.
  • dgonni 20 November 2019 14: 04 New
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    Any drone with propellers, even in Kevlar, has a larger IPR than with turbojet engines. Therefore, such an aggregate, in principle, has no prospects in terms of invisibility and use against more or less normal air defense!
    1. Zaurbek 20 November 2019 14: 19 New
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      And yet, this is the largest UAV class. Ripper dimension .... and not everyone has it.
      1. g1washntwn 21 November 2019 08: 36 New
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        And yet, this is the largest UAV class. Dimension Ripper
        And in India there are elephants, they do not fly, but their dimension is even greater. laughing When you fly in an autobus on an airbus, technically at that moment you are flying in an UAV. Size matters for the tasks performed, but for air defense, size is not important, EPR, IR visibility, etc. are important.
        1. Zaurbek 21 November 2019 11: 04 New
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          So these "UAVs" are doing the same monopolists
          1. g1washntwn 21 November 2019 11: 25 New
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            The Turks are doing for those aviation ammunition that they have. An analogue of American SDB can always be in time. Today, UAVs as a form of armament are more experimental and not utilitarian.
            1. Zaurbek 21 November 2019 12: 25 New
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              How are these workhorses ... under certain military operations that the Russian Federation has been leading for 30 and 20 years in the DRA
  • rocket757 20 November 2019 14: 33 New
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    When we have OWN, then we will discuss ... in the meantime, just see and provide some countermeasures.
  • usr01 20 November 2019 14: 45 New
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    Turks are risking ... Legends are already circulating about the "reliability" of the supplier.
  • Ivan Gorinich 20 November 2019 14: 45 New
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    Campaign and Ukraine turned out to be potential opponents
    1. Souchastnik 20 November 2019 19: 03 New
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      Ukraine is in potential opponents

      Unfortunately, this is a fait accompli. And he did not happen yesterday ...
  • Lesorub 20 November 2019 15: 06 New
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    Testing of Akıncı UAV with Ukrainian engines started in Turkey

    I think in Ukraine they will appear the same, if there is enough money for an interesting “aggregate”! )
    1. Antares 20 November 2019 15: 35 New
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      Quote: Lesorub
      I think in Ukraine they will appear the same, if there is enough money for an interesting “aggregate”! )

      this was the calculation. Indeed, under it, even at first they just bought an UAV with everything you need, and therefore have already organized a joint development (for your engines) with the same company.
      It will cost less for Ukrainians and Turks.
  • Zaurbek 20 November 2019 15: 44 New
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    I don’t know the characteristics, but the designers of the Turks are better than ours ...
    1. Alexander Galaktionov 20 November 2019 15: 53 New
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      The main thing is not design. and the glider itself is its capabilities, EPR, weapons and flight duration
      1. Zaurbek 20 November 2019 16: 07 New
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        I think Altair doesn’t have these characteristics better ... but the design is rubbish!
        1. Alexander Galaktionov 20 November 2019 16: 10 New
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          About Altair, I’ll be silent here at least if Orion was completed and armed, and Iran’s shame is even a shock, and we don’t have recourse
      2. Oquzyurd 20 November 2019 17: 28 New
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        The Akinci UAV will have another interesting function. It will carry a swarm of Alpagu drone drone on its "belly" and launch it against the enemy at the right time. Like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFuilszjq4
  • Alexander Galaktionov 20 November 2019 15: 45 New
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    The Turks have drone drone even Iran in Russia where the drone drone?
  • Oquzyurd 20 November 2019 16: 56 New
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    Research to strengthen the armed and unarmed UAV fleet of Turkey continues. The most prominent of them is the Akıncı Strike unmanned aerial vehicle project, which is a high altitude long stay class (HALE). As part of the Akıncı UAV project, a 5-ton UAV is being introduced, capable of supporting 900 kg of payload and 450 kg of internal payload. Akıncı, which will be produced at domestic facilities, will be able to carry more efficient missiles and smart bombs.

    Akıncı offensive unmanned aerial vehicle, which will contain many new technologies, is expected to meet the sky in the first quarter of 2019.

    Assault Raid, which can reach heights of up to 40 feet, can remain in the air for 000 hours and has a payload of up to 24 kg. Thanks to these functions, it can perform some of the tasks that our military aircraft perform. The electronic support unit that he carries will be able to handle more complex loads, such as satellite communications systems, airborne weather radars, an obstacle detection radar, and a synthetic aperture radar can handle much more complex loads. Akıncı is a system that can carry these systems together, has the power of air attack and can be quickly hit by a target. This will reduce the burden of our military aircraft and will be able to carry out their missions and shelling from the air. Akıncı unmanned aerial vehicle, which can be equipped with air-to-air missiles developed in our country, can be used in air-to-air operations. Akıncı will become the most advanced technological system in the world in its class in 1350 years.

    You can serve different local ammunition

    Developed by Baykar Akıncı, electronic systems in the defense industry, radars, smart ammunition, turbine engines, such as a number of areas of domestic companies working in this field, will contain the most advanced products and capabilities.

    The take-off weight of the platform will be 4,5 tons, and the wingspan is 20 meters. Akıncı will operate with a twin turbine engine and can carry 900 kg of external and 450 kg of internal payload. The platform can be controlled using national satellites.
    1. Oquzyurd 20 November 2019 17: 01 New
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      Akıncı will be equipped with the National Vision and Satellite Communication System, National Electronic Support Module, AESA National Radar Weather Radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Weather Radar.

      Akıncı will be able to serve various configurations of ammunition, especially domestic ammunition.

      Ammunition, such as a vehicle, MAM-L, MAM-S, Javelin, L-UMTAS, Bozok, MK-81, MK-82, MK-83, Poultry guidance kit (KGK) -MK-82, Gokdogan, Bozdogan, COM-A can be equipped with missiles and bombs.

      Akıncı will be able to carry 2 KGK-MK-82, 2 Teber-82 and 2 MAM-L at the same time as part of the proposed ammunition configurations.

      Akıncı can be equipped with 2 UPS-MK-82 units, 2 Teber-81, 8 MAM-C units in accordance with the requirements of the task and 2 Teber-81 units, one of the first national air missiles developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE simultaneously in a different configuration.

      Baikar also focuses on a number of ammunition configurations.
      Technical characteristics of the unmanned aerial vehicle AKINCI:

      Stay in the air: 24 hours
      Altitude: 40000 feet
      Payload: 1,350 kg (900 kg outside - 450 kg inside)
      Take-off weight: 4,5 tons
      Wingspan: 20 m
      Engine: 2 × 900 hp Turboprop
      Data Network: LOS \ SATCOM
      Radar: National AESA (Weather / SAR)
      Electronic warfare: electronic support unit
      Weapons: MAM-L, MAM-C, Javelin, L-UMTAS, UMTAS, Bozok, MK-81, MK-82, MK-83, Precision guidance kit (HGK), Bird guidance kit (UPS) -MK- 82, Teber-82, Gokdogan Rocket, Bozdogan Rocket, COM-A,
      Features of AKINCI SİHA:

      Electronic warfare
      SAR Discovery
      Signal intelligence
      EO \ IR Discovery
      Wide observation
      1. Oquzyurd 20 November 2019 17: 02 New
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        Translated from Turkish sources.
        1. Lone gunman 20 November 2019 19: 18 New
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          a good drone, if it were also with artificial intelligence (AI), it would be as if a country where there is a lot of oil would immigrate)))
          1. Oquzyurd 20 November 2019 19: 28 New
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            I don’t know what you mean by artificial intelligence, but Turkish drones have the function of automatic take-off, flight on a given map, a reverse landing, even parking in its original place.)
            1. Lone gunman 20 November 2019 23: 53 New
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              I mean AI - a film like "Stealth" of some kind of dense year, but in general it was humor ...
  • mvmptzna 20 November 2019 19: 19 New
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    Looks good. Place a radar (or enable target designation), hang missiles, and a platform is ready to reflect the first wave.
  • romb 21 November 2019 08: 59 New
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    The progress of the Turkish military-industrial complex is evident! good
  • Flooding 21 November 2019 14: 00 New
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    Quote: g1washntwn
    Americans thought so too. Then the Iranians stole their strategic reconnaissance drone

    This does not mean that the Americans will begin to cover their UAVs with fighters. Nonsense.
    This means only the adoption of additional technical and programmatic measures of control and protection against forced landing.
    1. g1washntwn 21 November 2019 15: 02 New
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      It was smooth on paper ... remember next? So it is with stealth, as well as with the concept of UAVs. Everything has to be finished by hand and on the knee already in the trench. As they plunged into a really inhospitable airspace so immediately for an UAV it took exactly the same amount as for conventional tactical and reconnaissance aircraft. “Pilots” only rub their ass away from flying missiles. By and large, in the event of a global confrontation, these are the same strategic one-way cruise missiles. They are dangerous only because long ago and still outside of strategic offensive arms, and we just rushed to create them.
      1. Flooding 21 November 2019 15: 10 New
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        Of course, in the event of an intense conflict with a large saturation of air defense systems, the return of UAVs becomes a non-trivial task.
        But this does not detract from its advantages. There is no indestructible equipment in war.