Breaking record with an endurance of 49 hours in the 59th test flight, AKSUNGUR aims to reach an endurance of 55 hours.
Redesigned in terms of many features such as guidance control system, structuree, flight mechanics, landing gears, engine and fuel system, AKSUNGUR previously stayed airborne for the first time with full ammunition capacity for approximately 28 hours. The unmanned aerial vehicle, which crowned its success with a flight of 49 hours, created its route in the form of the moon and star at an altitude of 20 thousand feet, drawing our glorious flag in the sky.
The unmanned aerial vehicle completed its 300-hour flight hours. The model was showcased at the Paris Airshow for the first time and the original version exhibited at the IDEF, and a special task awaits the vehicle in the second phase. TAI aims to carry this more advanced version of AKSUNGUR to the sky soon and that it remains airborne for 55 hours.
TEBER guidance kit ammunition launched from AKSUNGUR UCAV for the first time
President of Defense Industries İsmail Demir announced to the TAF that a new TEBER Laser Guidance Kit ammunition was launched from AKSUNGUR UAV. Demir shared on Twitter: “The TEBER guiding kit ammunition was launched from a UAV for the first time. Produced by ROKETSAN, TEBER was successfully launched from Aksungur.”
— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) September 10, 2020
Integration of the Precision Guidance Kit (HGK) and Winged Assisted Guidance Kit (KGK) developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE into the double-engine AKSUNGUR and single-engine ANKA + UAVs of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) also started. AKSUNGUR UAV has a payload capacity of 750 kg. The indigenous UAVs will have a more effective strike capability through the integration of HGK and KGK. It is expected that the efficiency of UAVs will increase even more with AKSUNGUR’s entry into the inventory.
AKSUNGUR MALE-class UAV System is capable of performing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack missions day and night in all weather conditions. It is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System that can carry EO / IR, SAR and Signal Intelligence (SINGINT) payloads and various air-to-ground ammunition systems. AKSUNGUR will use two double-turbocharged diesel PD-170 engines that can reach an altitude of 40,000 feet and allow the most compelling operations to be conducted.