TAI announced the new record on its official Twitter account. Having completed its 59th test flight while airborne for 49 hours, AKSUNGUR drew our crescent and starry flag on the sky at an altitude of 20,000 feet.
AKSUNGUR UAV successfully performed the test flight, which lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes, using the automatic landing and take-off feature on the first flight on 20 March 2020.
Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAV broke a record with an endurance of 27 hours and 3 minutes without interruption in difficult geographical and climatic conditions such as high temperature and sandstorm during its demo flight in Kuwait on July 16, 2019, and became Turkey’s longest airborne UAV. AKSUNGUR carried the record to a very high level with its 49-hour flight.
AKSUNGUR MALE Class UAV System is a Medium Altitude Long Airborne-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system that is capable of carrying payloads and various air-to-ground ammunition systems, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), EO/IR, SAR; capable of performing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack missions day and night in all weather conditions. It has two double turbocharged diesel PD-170 engines that can reach 40,000 feet and allow the toughest operations to be completed with up to 40 hours of airborne capability.
AKSUNGUR, which has a similar avionic architecture and uses the same ground systems with the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ANKA System, which is currently in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), is built on the UAV ANKA System’s flight experience even in the most challenging combat conditions, including nearly 20,000 hours of electronic warfare. with its 750 kg high payload capacity.