Turkey’s Baykar Makina presented a prototype of a new combat UAV with Ukrainian engines

Turkey’s Baykar Technologies Makina, the producer of Bayraktar drones, has presented a prototype of a new combat UAV with Ukrainian engines.

  • The National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System (MIUS) has been named Kizilelma (“red apple”), said Baykar technology leader Selçuk Bayraktar.
  • The aircraft is set to feature a high operational altitude and takeoff weight of 5,500 kilograms.
  • It is envisaged to carry 1.5 tonnes of useful payload. It is projected to be capable of flying for five hours and reaching speeds of up to 800 kph.
  • Baykar in November 2021 signed a contract with Ivchenko-Progress, one of the leading Ukrainian companies for the procurement of engines for the MIUS. Ivchenko-Progress was projected to supply the AI-322F Turbofan engine for the jet under the agreement.
  • MIUS will be jet-powered and is expected to be capable of taking off from and landing on Turkey’s flagship-to-be amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu.




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