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Bayraktar Akinci was armed with a supersonic missile: it successfully hit a target at a distance of 55 km. Video

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Bayraktar Akinci tests firing of supersonic missile

The Bayraktar Akinci combat drone of the Turkish company Baykar has successfully passed the test of firing a supersonic missile IHA-122. It was fired at a distance of 55 kilometers.

This was reported on the manufacturer's official page on X (formerly Twitter). A video was also shared there.

It is noted that the missile was tested with the Akinci UAV in the Sinop province, which is located in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

"Bayraktar Akinci. Test firing of the supersonic missile IHA-122. Sinop. Target range: 55 km," the video description reads.

The footage shows that the combat drone launched two missiles. According to Turkish media, it launched the IHA-122 air-to-ground missile after the much larger UAV-230.

The IHA-122 missile is based on the 122-mm TRG-122 artillery missile. Its predecessor UAV-230 is based on the 230-mm TRG-230 guided artillery missile.

Bayraktar Akinci was armed with a supersonic missile: it successfully hit a target at a distance of 55 km. Video

Experts assume that the IHA-122 will achieve a greater range in the next fire tests.

"This can be explained by the different launch altitude, which affects the range. This was already the case with UAV-230, whose range increased from 100 km during the first fire test to 140 km," TurDef said in a statement.

Bayraktar Akinci was armed with a supersonic missile: it successfully hit a target at a distance of 55 km. Video

Bayraktar Akinci is a promising heavy-attack UAV manufactured by Baykar (Turkey). The drone, the development of which began in 2018, is equipped with Ukrainian-made AI-450C engines.

The estimated combat payload of the drone is over 1,000 kg, and the Ukrainian engines ensure its flight at an altitude of over 12 km (the declared duration is about 24 hours).

Baykar has equipped Akinci with modern surveillance systems (thermal imagers, powerful cameras to radars with an active phased array antenna and numerous sensors).

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Turkey was considering supplying Ukraine with new Bayraktar Akinci attack UAVs. Our country was the first to be authorized by the Turkish government to manufacture such drones.

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