Turkey’s Baykar Makina Flies First Production-Standard Akinci UAS

Baykar Makina Akinci UAS
Credit: Baykar Makina
LONDON—Turkey’s Baykar Makina has conducted the first flight of a series-production Akinci medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system (UAS). Aircraft S1 took to the air on May 19, Turkey’s commemoration of Mustafa Kemel Ataturk, the country’s founder. Testing suggests the company may be on...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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