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I hope not, It isn't suitable for our context where we inherently lack air superiority. KE block 2/3 would be a good investment for us.

Akinci C can be equipped with MURAD AESA Radar. The UCAV can carry Gökdoğan BVR & Bozdoğan WVR Missiles. Akinci-C is not suitable for Air Superiority Missions, but still a supplementing Assest for Air Defence, especially for Cruise Missile Defence.
 

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Akinci C can be equipped with MURAD AESA Radar. The UCAV can carry Gökdoğan BVR & Bozdoğan WVR Missiles. Akinci-C is not suitable for Air Superiority Missions, but still a supplementing Assest for Air Defence, especially for Cruise Missile Defence.

The problem is, where we lack air superiority, we can't protect it.
With its large radar cross section and lack of maneuverability + very slow speed, Akinci is not survivable in a highly contested airspace. We need something that is survivable on its own and does not need protection/additional air cover.

What Akinci offers in terms of A2A combat with its AESA radar and ability to carry bozdogan/Gokdogan may work in African theatre for small countries, it's an insufficient investment in our context. Which we cannot afford to do with limited resources available.
 

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I hope not, It isn't suitable for our context where we inherently lack air superiority. KE block 2/3 would be a good investment for us.
I am not aware of the threats Bangladesh is facing but the cost and availability of things may present attractive opportunities.
 

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Akinci C can be equipped with MURAD AESA Radar. The UCAV can carry Gökdoğan BVR & Bozdoğan WVR Missiles. Akinci-C is not suitable for Air Superiority Missions, but still a supplementing Assest for Air Defence, especially for Cruise Missile Defence.
Those capabilities don’t mean anything when the enemy has air superiority though. UCAVs are basically flying chickens against fighter jets. And Bangladeshi air force lacks fighters even against a country like Myanmar with their Su-30s and new Jf-17s. What they would really could use is a dual role future Hürjet to complement their ancient Mig-29s. That is probably at least a decade away tho.
 
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Akinci C can be equipped with MURAD AESA Radar. The UCAV can carry Gökdoğan BVR & Bozdoğan WVR Missiles. Akinci-C is not suitable for Air Superiority Missions, but still a supplementing Assest for Air Defence, especially for Cruise Missile Defence.
Akinci C equipped with AESA radar and Gökdoğan BVR & Bozdoğan WVR Missiles can be used in scenarios we recently seen in attack by Iran on Israel. Akinci C can hunt incoming cruise missile and kamikaze drones. Flight duration of akinci C will help to keep it airborne for longer duration.
 

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Although the testing campaign accumulated over a hundred hours of engine operation time, the engine is yet to be tested at maxed-out conditions. There will be new iterative TF-6000 prototypes but there won't be as many as TS-1400. It seems that 6000lbf will be achieved without forcing the engine a lot. The engine might hit 6500+lbf with optimizations. There are no major problems till now except the known problem of auxiliary systems.
We know that the TF6000 will be used on the Anka-3, but is there a possibility that it will be used on the Kizilelma?
 

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Even that, I bet that Baykar and TAI concepts carrying 2x TF-6000 engines will be leaked to the press very soon, maybe within year.
 

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Against Loitering AD like Coyote or 358, maybe we could use these two:
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Bayraktar Akıncı UAV (Türkiye) flight, which supported the search and rescue efforts of the President of Iran, attracted great attention all over the world from the beginning. According to the FlightRadar application, approximately 200 thousand people followed AKINCI İHA's activities in the region.

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Bayraktar Akıncı UAV (Türkiye) flight, which supported the search and rescue efforts of the President of Iran, attracted great attention all over the world from the beginning. According to the FlightRadar application, approximately 200 thousand people followed AKINCI İHA's activities in the region.

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The fact that it did it during such adverse weather conditions adds to its credit.
 
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