Turkish combat drone Akıncı reaches Azerbaijan in unseen flight
In a new milestone, Turkey’s most advanced and sophisticated drone has conducted an unprecedented flight that saw it departing from northwestern Turkey and landing in Azerbaijan.
The Akıncı unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) will be put on display at Teknofest in Azerbaijan this week, marking the first edition abroad for one of the world’s biggest aviation, space and technology festivals.
Two Akıncı drones took off from northwestern Tekirdağ’s Çorlu district on Saturday, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon hours, and traveled through Turkey and Georgia before they landed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, the developer, Baykar, said.
Covering a distance of around 2,000 kilometers, the UCAVs thus completed a five-hour flight as they traveled through three countries, a first in Turkish aviation history.
Along with other cutting-edge defense and technology products developed by Turkish companies, Akıncı will meet…