Bayraktar Kizilelma UAV Passes the First Tests with a Ukrainian Engine

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Bayraktar Kizilelma UAV Passes the First Tests with a Ukrainian Engine

The Turkish defense company Baykar Makina announced on September 19, the successful completion of the first engine integration test of its Bayraktar Kizilelma UAV jet fighter

This supersonic inconspicuous drone, as well known as MIUS, is equipped with an AI-25TLT turbojet engine produced at Motor Sich.

Bayraktar Kizilelma drone. Photo: Seljuk Bayraktar
Bayraktar Kizilelma drone. Photo: Seljuk Bayraktar

The UAV will take off and land on the deck of the universal landing ship TCG Anadolu (L-400), which is currently under construction, without a catapult and with the help of cables and grappling hooks. The first flight is expected to take place in 2023.

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According to calculations, the maximum speed of the drone will be 900 km/h, cruising speed – 740 km/h, combat radius – 930 km, operating height – 10,668 m, ceiling – 12,000 m. It will be able to stay in the air for about five hours without refueling.

The payload of the drone is 1500 kg, its maximum take-off weight is 6000 kg.

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