Baykar shared the conceptual design images of Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (MİUS) and the video of Selçuk Bayraktar, Technology Leader of Baykar, upon the subject with the public on 20 July.
Working on MİUS for a while, BAYKAR accelerated the MİUS studies with the start of mass production of AKINCI.
MİUS will operate at a cruising speed close to the speed of sound in the first phase. Prototypes of the vehicle in the future will be able to reach supersonic speeds. The aircraft will have a capacity of carrying around 1.5 tons of ammunition and payload. It can carry air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. It will be able to carry its ammunition inside the fuselage with its low radar observable design. In missions where radar invisibility is not at the forefront, it will carry the ammunition under the wings. MİUS will also be able to take off from short runway ships in the ANADOLU class without the aid of a catapult and land on the same ship with the help of arresting gear and hooks. The MİUS plans its prototype to make its maiden flight in 2023.
Selçuk Bayraktar, Technology Leader of Baykar, stated the following concerning the subject: “The element that distinguishes the design of our aircraft from other unmanned warplanes in the world is its vertical tails and horizontal control surfaces, which we call the canard, in the front. It will have aggressive manoeuvrability with these control surfaces. Thus, it will be able to perform intercept, avoidance and close combat manoeuvres autonomously, thanks to the artificial intelligence computers we have developed. MİUSs with different capabilities will be able to work together with friendly warplanes thanks to the smart fleet autonomy equipped with artificial intelligence. Thanks to the same smart fleet autonomy capability, MİUS will also fight against the last generation manned warplanes with higher capacity. I think it will break new ground in air combat with all the advantages of unmanned combat, as well as smart fleet autonomy and cost-effectiveness.”