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BAYRAKTAR AKINCI Breaks Its Altitude Record with Over 45 thousand Feet

by Şafak Kaan Oğraş

Bayraktar AKINCI B, which is the 2×750 horsepower engine version of Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) climbed to an altitude of 45,118 feet (13,716 meters) during the flight test. AKINCI B started the test by taking off from Çorlu on June 21 and ended it on June 22, and eventually broke the altitude record of 40,170 feet which it has previously achieved. In the press release on the subject, Baykar emphasized that this new record, like the previous one, is the highest altitude that an aircraft originally developed in Turkey could reach.

The flight, in which the new altitude record was broken, was carried out within the scope of endurance, high altitude and high-speed tests of the aircraft to be delivered to the Air Force Command in the presence of delegations from the Defence Industry Agency and Air Force Command and lasted for 20 hours and 23 minutes. AKINCI covered a total of 6,406 km on this flight.

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