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President of Defence Industry;
''As other countries see the capability of Turkish UAVs, they want to buy these systems. We are currently talking to 7-8 countries about exports.''

According to Erdogan's statement; There are 170 UAVs in Turkish inventory.

 

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AKSUNGUR drew our crescent and flag to the sky at 20,000 feet altitude, While having completed its 59th test flight by 49 hours of endurance flight.


49 hours!

Of course these numbers will go down with weapons attached, but that's still very impressive. This will make monitoring the Aegean and Mediterranean a much easier task.
 
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49 hours!

Of course these numbers will go down with weapons attached, but that's still very impressive. This will make monitoring the Aegean and Mediterranean a much easier task.

Most of the ISR payloads are on board. So Akıncı will operate +40hours flights in many types of missions.

In addition, this aircraft will fly with more powerful engines in the coming years. To see the full potential in terms of structural limits, we need to look at the maximum carry weights of the under-wing pylons.
 

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Aksungur just broke Turkey’s endurance record. 49 hours is really something!

Looking forward to a competition between TAI and Bayraktar to break each other’s records ;)
 

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Turkey never really had long-range bombers – crazy that we partly fill this gap today with armed drones. I personally wonder why AKSUNGUR receives so much less attention than AKINCI – that is my feeling anyway (subjective)-


we should have a comparison of the data here:


Specifications
AKSUNGUR






General characteristics

  • Capacity: 1,653 lb (750 kg) payload
  • Length: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 24 m (78 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,800 kg (3,968 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,300 kg (7,275 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × TEI PD170 4-cylinder liquid-cooled turbo-charged horizontally-opposed piston engine, 130–160 kW (170–220 hp) each
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed pusher propeller





Performance

  • Cruise speed: 250 km/h (160 mph, 130 kn)
  • Range: 6,500 km (4,000 mi, 3,500 nmi)
  • Endurance: 40 hours
  • Service ceiling: 12,192 m (40,000 ft)
Armament

  • Hardpoints:6 with provisions to carry combinations of:
    • Missiles:
    • Rockets
      • Possibly ROKETSAN DSH(Anti Submarine Warfare Rocket) and torpedoes for maritime patrol duties.
    • Bombs:
      • MAM-L
      • MAM-C
      • LUMTAS
      • TEBER -81 (laser guided MK-81)
      • TEBER-82 (laser guided MK-82)
      • HGK-3 (Precision Guidance Kit)
      • KGK (82) (Winged Guidance Kit)













AKINCI






General characteristics

  • Capacity: * Payload:2,976 lb (1,350 kg)
    • Internal: 881 lb (400 kg)
    • External: 2,094 lb (950 kg)
  • Length: 12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.1 m (13 ft 5 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,500 kg (12,125 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Ivchenko-Progress Motor Sich AI-450T turboprop engines, 560 kW (750 hp) each
  • Propellers: 5-bladed composite constant-speed propelled


Performance

  • Endurance: 24 hours
  • Service ceiling: 12,192 m (40,000 ft)
Armament

Avionics

  • National AESA Radar
  • Aselsan Common Aperture Targeting System
  • Electronic Warfare Pod











http://en.c4defence.com/Archive/date-set-for-turkey-s-unmanned-fighter-jet/10220/1


As soon as the MIUS is in the air, we have a drone that is capable of replacing lighter air force.
 

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49 hours!

Of course these numbers will go down with weapons attached, but that's still very impressive. This will make monitoring the Aegean and Mediterranean a much easier task.

TAI have it on their website endurance numbers with different configurations, probably very conservative numbers they give;
Mission ProfileWeight (kg)Ceiling (ft)Endurance (hrs)
Ground Attack/Maritime*75025,00012
SIGINT *15035,00024
ISR **N/A20,00049


*https://www.tusas.com/en/product/aksungur-unmanned-aerial-vehicle
**https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1301162828997550080
 
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It must be one of the tests in Azerbaijan. Sales news will come soon.
 

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49h ! Really great figure. Drone is taking off from the base and coming back to base 2 days later.
 

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Quite the achievement. Respect to the men and women who are working on these projects. You are leading a technological revolution in warfare.
 

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Fixed-Wing Loitering Munition ALPAGU to be in the Inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces by the End of 2020

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The Turkish Armed Forces has initiated the active use of “kamikaze drones” on the battlefield and these drones are becoming diversified. While STM continues the delivery of rotary wing kamikaze drones also dubbed KARGU, activities on the fixed-wing loitering munition ALPAGU have come to an end. The ALPAGU will become available for use by security forces towards the end of the year.

The ALPAGU is categorized as a fixed wing tube-launched loitering munition that can be deployed and operated by one personnel and has been specifically engineered for asymmetric or conventional warfare. This system consists of a fixed wing Kamikaze drone, a launcher tube and ground control units.

Deliveries of Autonomous Rotary Wing Attack UAV KARGU to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) continue. This drone system features the functions of the acquisition of potential targets in urbanized terrain and in-flight abort if required, while with its lightweight structure, diving speed, low radar cross section and speed ALPAGU, presently under final test phase, is capable of precisely hitting critical or high value targets. Weighing less than 2 kg, and despite its relatively small size and lightweight, the ALPAGU is able to carry explosives that could neutralize its targets. There are only two platforms in the world (Israel and US) at this size and with similar features.

Moreover, on account of the embedded artificial intelligence and image processing algorithms, its silent operation, capability of delivering the explosives it carries to the target and loitering munition capability, the ALPAGU will play a crucial part in the execution of invasions and surprise attacks in the operational field against as well.

According to the information that was presented during IDEF’19, the ALPAGU can be deployed by single personnel and rapidly fired from a launcher on the site. Launched from a tube and capable of operating at an altitude of 400 m and a range of 5 km, with its 10 minutes’ endurance and loitering capabilities, the ALPAGU can destroy the target by diving towards the target at a speed of 140 km and airburst on the target over a distance of 8m.

ALPAGU are planned to be utilized in blocks (Block-I-II-III-IV) in due course. The ALPAGU also has larger versions with longer ranges and higher speeds, capable of engaging greater targets over 10 kg and carrying more explosives as well. On account of the capability of developing small sized platforms weighing less than 2 kg, activities are being conducted to render these drones into larger platforms in the near future. In addition to the version that could be launched through a launch tube by single personnel, various configurations are being developed that could be launched from armored vehicles or ship-based multiple launchers and that are planned to be integrated to unmanned air platforms such as AKINCI & ANKA.

ALPAGU and KARGU team up as Swarm Drones!

Furthermore, the ALPAGU will also be able to perform tasks integrated to Surveillance UAV platforms such as TOGAN with remote sensing, image processing and tracking capabilities. Developing swarm operation capability over the KARGUs, STM aims to launch a utilization concept enabling ALPAGU and KARGU to perform in the same swarm for different types of missions in the upcoming period.

 

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