Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii A.Ş. AKSUNGUR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which is under development by TUSAŞ, is preparing to enter the inventory.
Turkish Aviation and Space Industry General Manager Dr. Temel KOTİL announced the latest developments in the AKSUNGUR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project, which is planned to be included in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory in 2020 in the AIRPORT program prepared by Güntay Şimşek.
Prof. dr. In the statement made by Temel KOTİL, “The integration (ammunition) activities of AKSUNGUR is about to be completed. Of course, Corona (COVID-19) may have caused some disruptions in the test flights due to the virus. However, there is no relaxation in the project. ” expressions were included.
AKSUNGUR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
AKSUNGUR UAV, which was developed by Turkish Aviation and Space Industry with the experience gained from ANKA Medium Altitude - Long Air Stay (MALE) class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project, made its first flight on March 20, 2019. Having two PD-170 Turbodizel Engines developed by TUSAŞ Engine Industry (TEI) with national facilities, AKSUNGUR can work at 40.000ft altitude and can stay in the air for 40 hours. AKSUNGUR with 24 meter wingspan, 3300 kilogram maximum take-off weight and 750 kilogram payload capacity; During the Assault / Naval Patrol Mission, it can stay in the air for 750 hours at an altitude of 25.000ft with an external load of 12 kilograms.
Turkey's first Mark series general purpose bombs carrying capacity with AKSUNGUR one of unmanned aerial vehicles in Turkey is currently the only Turkish Air Force since it will perform some of their duties assault Located capability of combat aircraft in the inventory of vital importance. Thanks to AKSUNGUR, it is planned to save the fighter lives of the fighter jets in the Turkish Air Force inventory.