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Turkish Bayraktar AKINCI successfully hits target with TOLUN miniature bomb during test launch (PHOTO/VIDEO)


BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 2. Turkish Bayraktar
AKINCI unmanned aerial vehicle successfully hit the target with a
TOLUN miniature bomb during a test launch, Baykar company told
Trend.

According to the information, the Bayraktar AKINCI project is
carried out under the leadership of the Ministry of Defense
Industry of Türkiye. Within its framework, tests of the TOLUN
miniature bomb developed by ASELSAN were successfully completed on
December 2. Bayraktar AKINCI, equipped with 4 miniature bombs, flew
from Tekirdag towards the Karapınar shooting range in Konya, where
it successfully hit the target during a test launch. The TOLUN
miniature bomb was first tested on an unmanned aerial vehicle
platform thanks to GPS/INS, hitting the target with a precision
strike from 26,000 feet at a distance of 30 kilometers.

It should be noted that 75 percent of the total profit of
Baykar, which began developing and manufacturing unmanned aerial
vehicles about 20 years ago, was export contracts. Declared as the
export leader in the defense and aerospace sectors in 2021 by the
Turkish Exporters Council, Baykar has exported more than $1 billion
to 18 countries in 2022. Export contracts accounted for 98 percent
of contracts signed by Baykar in 2022. Until 2022, contracts were
signed with 25 countries for the Bayraktar TB2 UAV, with five
countries for the Bayraktar Akinci.


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