- Jul 15, 2020
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Lasers weapon on a multicopter?A cooperation protocol for the development of a drone-mounted laser weapon system was signed in partnership with TUBITAK and ASIS Electronics and Information Systems.
Probably more of a dazzler, considering electrical capability of such a quadcopter.Lasers weapon on a multicopter?A cooperation protocol for the development of a drone-mounted laser weapon system was signed in partnership with TUBITAK and ASIS Electronics and Information Systems.
Is Turkey trying to win the warcrimes per second competition, given the logical tactical application of such a vehicle? I guess that ship have sailed given how the slaughterbots video only prompted marketing of vehicles based on the same concept.
Normally you'd think such designs would be kept secret.
So the Akcini UAV will have 2 engine options ? Which engine will Turkey use ? I assume they will stick to the Motor Sich engine to make their fleet sanction proof. Wonder if Ukraine might emerge as a potential customer for this UAV.
iHA-L capable of flying with a payload of 7-10kg
A closer look at the laser weapon system on a mini-drone. Being developed for the General Directorate of Security to knock out illegally flown drones mid-air. Likely equipped with a 500w laser.
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I have to wonder, if relations between Turkey and the EU had been better, would the Akinci have had a chance of being adopted by NATO ? It seems like a more cost effective solution to their UAV needs rather than the expensive MALE project that is being pushed that won't even enter service until at least 2029.
|Max Liftoff weight||1450kg|
|Powerplant||TEI-PD170 @ 172hp|
|Expected First Flight||2022|
|Range (limited to comms)||150km|
|Cruise Speed||45-50 knots|
|Max Takeoff Weight||50kg|
|Operational - Max Altitude||9000 - 15000 feet|
|Propulsion||4x electric / 1x petrol engine|
Akinci UCAV and Hurkus Turbo Prop Trainer performing low pass
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