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Endless Possibilities - The Bayraktar Akıncı’s Multi-Role Weapons Loadout
Oryx Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Akıncı ,

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

The Bayraktar Akıncı is the world's first production multi-role unmanned combat aircraft. Arguably the most innovative aspect of the Akıncı is its capability to use air-to-air missiles (AAMs), consisting of the indigenous Bozdoğan IR-guided AAM and the (fire-and-forget) Gökdoğan BVRAAMs. Another novel feature is the ability to use the 275+km-ranged SOM family of cruise missiles designed to be used against enemy command posts, SAM sites, hardened bunkers ships or any other target that requires a precision hit.

The SOMs will serve alongside the MAM, Kuzgun, Teber, LGK, KGK and (L)HGK family of precision-guided munitions. These munitions consist of indigenously designed guidance kits mated to locally produced Mark-82, Mark-83 and Mark-84 general purpose bombs. To accommodate these munitions, the Akıncı features up to eight underwing hardpoints and another one under its fuselage for a total of nine hardpoints. The latter is set to carry the heaviest ordnance cleared for carriage on the Akıncı, comprising the (L)HGK-84, the NEB-84 and the SOM cruise missiles.

It should be noted that the design and weapon integration tests of some of the armament listed below continues as of the writing of this article. This list should thus be seen as a complete overview of the Akıncı's weapon loadout once the several types of guided munitions have been verified for use from the new platform. The estimated range of the weaponry when deployed by the Bayraktar Akıncı is indicated in brackets.

(Click on the armament to see a picture of them)

Air-To-Air Missiles (AAMs)

Cruise Missiles

Loitering Munitions

Precision-Guided Muntions (PGMs)


Precision-Guided Bunker Busters

Precision-Guided Air-To-Surface Missiles (ASMs)

For countries interested in buying the Bayraktar Akıncı the fact that all these guided munitions can be sourced directly from Turkey will surely be appreciated. Furthermore, the fact that the UCAV adheres to the NATO standards for munitions means that countries such as Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Pakistan can integrate their indigenously-designed munitions on the Akıncı as well.


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Endless Possibilities - The Bayraktar Akıncı’s Multi-Role Weapons Loadout
Oryx Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Akıncı ,

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

The Bayraktar Akıncı is the world's first production multi-role unmanned combat aircraft. Arguably the most innovative aspect of the Akıncı is its capability to use air-to-air missiles (AAMs), consisting of the indigenous Bozdoğan IR-guided AAM and the (fire-and-forget) Gökdoğan BVRAAMs. Another novel feature is the ability to use the 275+km-ranged SOM family of cruise missiles designed to be used against enemy command posts, SAM sites, hardened bunkers ships or any other target that requires a precision hit.

The SOMs will serve alongside the MAM, Kuzgun, Teber, LGK, KGK and (L)HGK family of precision-guided munitions. These munitions consist of indigenously designed guidance kits mated to locally produced Mark-82, Mark-83 and Mark-84 general purpose bombs. To accommodate these munitions, the Akıncı features up to eight underwing hardpoints and another one under its fuselage for a total of nine hardpoints. The latter is set to carry the heaviest ordnance cleared for carriage on the Akıncı, comprising the (L)HGK-84, the NEB-84 and the SOM cruise missiles.

It should be noted that the design and weapon integration tests of some of the armament listed below continues as of the writing of this article. This list should thus be seen as a complete overview of the Akıncı's weapon loadout once the several types of guided munitions have been verified for use from the new platform. The estimated range of the weaponry when deployed by the Bayraktar Akıncı is indicated in brackets.

(Click on the armament to see a picture of them)

Air-To-Air Missiles (AAMs)

Cruise Missiles

Loitering Munitions

Precision-Guided Muntions (PGMs)


Precision-Guided Bunker Busters

Precision-Guided Air-To-Surface Missiles (ASMs)

For countries interested in buying the Bayraktar Akıncı the fact that all these guided munitions can be sourced directly from Turkey will surely be appreciated. Furthermore, the fact that the UCAV adheres to the NATO standards for munitions means that countries such as Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Pakistan can integrate their indigenously-designed munitions on the Akıncı as well.


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Endless Possibilities - The Bayraktar Akıncı’s Multi-Role Weapons Loadout
Oryx Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Akıncı ,

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans

The Bayraktar Akıncı is the world's first production multi-role unmanned combat aircraft. Arguably the most innovative aspect of the Akıncı is its capability to use air-to-air missiles (AAMs), consisting of the indigenous Bozdoğan IR-guided AAM and the (fire-and-forget) Gökdoğan BVRAAMs. Another novel feature is the ability to use the 275+km-ranged SOM family of cruise missiles designed to be used against enemy command posts, SAM sites, hardened bunkers ships or any other target that requires a precision hit.

The SOMs will serve alongside the MAM, Kuzgun, Teber, LGK, KGK and (L)HGK family of precision-guided munitions. These munitions consist of indigenously designed guidance kits mated to locally produced Mark-82, Mark-83 and Mark-84 general purpose bombs. To accommodate these munitions, the Akıncı features up to eight underwing hardpoints and another one under its fuselage for a total of nine hardpoints. The latter is set to carry the heaviest ordnance cleared for carriage on the Akıncı, comprising the (L)HGK-84, the NEB-84 and the SOM cruise missiles.

It should be noted that the design and weapon integration tests of some of the armament listed below continues as of the writing of this article. This list should thus be seen as a complete overview of the Akıncı's weapon loadout once the several types of guided munitions have been verified for use from the new platform. The estimated range of the weaponry when deployed by the Bayraktar Akıncı is indicated in brackets.

(Click on the armament to see a picture of them)

Air-To-Air Missiles (AAMs)

Cruise Missiles

Loitering Munitions

Precision-Guided Muntions (PGMs)


Precision-Guided Bunker Busters

Precision-Guided Air-To-Surface Missiles (ASMs)

For countries interested in buying the Bayraktar Akıncı the fact that all these guided munitions can be sourced directly from Turkey will surely be appreciated. Furthermore, the fact that the UCAV adheres to the NATO standards for munitions means that countries such as Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Pakistan can integrate their indigenously-designed munitions on the Akıncı as well.


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This is surely a beautiful machine and I hope Pakistan is able to procure along with some tech.
I will however caution people that drone tech works only in environments where air threats and counter technologies are eroded. Otherwise most drones are lumbering targets easily taken down.
Drones are effective for certain things in certain environments, they are not a panacea for modern air warfare. Outside of that the current generations of drones (not the next gen current being designed) are not going to be too effective in areas where air is not controlled. So some balance in our thinking is warranted.
 

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before shoot them down you have to find them and that is the key point, low IR signature, directional antenna, small body, high altitude flight etc.. makes enemy paranoiac.
 

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This is surely a beautiful machine and I hope Pakistan is able to procure along with some tech.
I will however caution people that drone tech works only in environments where air threats and counter technologies are eroded. Otherwise most drones are lumbering targets easily taken down.
Drones are effective for certain things in certain environments, they are not a panacea for modern air warfare. Outside of that the current generations of drones (not the next gen current being designed) are not going to be too effective in areas where air is not controlled. So some balance in our thinking is warranted.

That is why you have Koral or other great EWs which will do the job easy even against foes who have aerial defense you just gotta jam them first
 

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