An unmanned fighter with a Ukrainian engine was tested at the airfield (video)

UAV “Kizilelma” during tests, Turkey, November 2022 Frame from the video

The Baykar company conducted a test taxi on the airstrip for the Kizilelma UAV. The tests took place at the airport of the city of Chorlu.

This is reported by the publication SavunmaSanayiST, the National Industrial Portal reports with reference to the Military .

Such tests are conducted to prepare new aircraft for flight tests. During them, they check the operation of the main systems – fuel, braking, control, engines, etc.

After the successful completion of such tests, the suite is allowed for its first flight.

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It is also noted that the date of the first flight was previously planned for 2023, but Baykar aims to make the first flight test in the coming weeks. The exact date will depend on weather conditions.

In September, the “BAYKAR” company conducted a successful test of the integrated engine on the “Bayraktar Kizilelma” jet drone.

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Bayraktar Kizilelma jet supersonic unobtrusive deck UAV is being developed as part of the MIUS (Muharip İnsansız Uçak Sistemi) project.

The new device was presented on August 4, 2021, and within a year “Bayraktar Kizilelma” reached the prototype stage.

According to the company, the UAV will have an operating height of 12,000 m, a take-off weight of 5.5 tons, a payload of 1.5 tons, and an ammunition carrying capacity of 1 ton.

While the MIUS-A will be near supersonic with the Ukrainian AI-25TLT engine, the MIUS-B will be supersonic with the Ukrainian AI-322F engine and the Turkish TEI TF-6000.

The engine in MIUS-B will be 2.5 times more powerful, which significantly distinguishes it from MIUS-A in terms of technical characteristics.

It is assumed that the unmanned aerial vehicles of the MIUS project will be launched from the TCG Anadolu (L-400) universal landing ship without the help of a catapult system.

MİUS combat unmanned system on a universal landing craft Image: Baykar

(C)NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PORTAL 2022

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