Turkey's Akinci UCAV Completes Testing with Full Weapons Payload

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  • 06:42 AM, August 24, 2022
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Turkey's Akinci UCAV Completes Testing with Full Weapons Payload
Armed Akinci UCAV @Baykar

Turkey’s Baykar-produced Akinci combat drone has completed a test flight loaded with all nine weapon stations.

On Monday, the company shared a video of Akinci B in flight carrying three Teber-82s, one HGK-82, two MAM-Ls, a MAM-C and a MAM-T, weighing 1,230kg in total.

The unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) can be fitted with domestically-developed ammunitions Teber-82 and mini-munition MAM-T, together with mini-munitions MAM-L and MAM-C on a multiple launcher station and the HGK-82 on the medium weapon station.

Turkey's Akinci UCAV Completes Testing with Full Weapons Payload
Armed Akinci UCAV @Baykar

Akinci has test-fired Roketsan-produced Teber-82 guidance kit as well as MAM laser-guided system. MAM-C is the high explosive variant while MAM-L is the thermobaric one. The biggest of the weapons, MAM-T, is the long-range variant. The HGK-82 is a precision guidance kit developed by TÜBITAK SAGE.

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