Turkish strike UAV with Ukrainian engine set to be accepted for service by security forces

Turkish strike UAV with Ukrainian engine set to be accepted for service by security forces

The Akıncı unmanned aerial vehicle, equipped with a Ukrainian-made engine, is undergoing final tests before being handed over to the security forces August 29.

That’s according to a tweet by UAV manufacturer Baykar Makina, Ukrinform reports.

"We are preparing Bayraktar Akıncı for leaving the nest ... The last three days before the transfer of the UAV Bayraktar Akıncı, which will be the indomitable guardian of our sky, to the security forces," the statement reads.

The tweet contains a video of the long process of testing and preparations.

Read also: IDEF 2021: Ukraine, Turkey discuss cooperation in aviation and space industries

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Turkey-based arms producer Bayrak Makina currently uses Ukrainian engines for the new generation of Akıncı drones, planning to install them on all company products in the future.


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