Called 'Revolution', Turkey Unveils Prototype Fighter Plane Bayraktar Unmanned First in the world

Called 'Revolution', Turkey Unveils Prototype Fighter Plane Bayraktar Unmanned First in the world
Turkey's unmanned combat tet prototype production process.

International Military - After the success of the Bayraktar TB2 fighter drone, Turkey is now rumored to be developing a stealth unmanned Bayraktar fighter. Selcuk Bayraktar, chief technology officer [CTO] of Turkish company Bayrak, maker of the Bayraktar TB2 drone, posted the photo on his Twitter account. He uploaded about Turkey's first unmanned Kizilelma fighter.

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Quoted from Bulgarian Military, according to some Turkish media, this is a "painted and written" future prototype production model. "First photo of Bayraktar Kizilelma's painting… first photo of the paint layer," Selcuk Bayraktar tweeted.

The tweet also featured the company's management in the post. Bayraktar Kizilelma is based on the production experience gained in the development of Bayraktar Akinci.

Later, these components will meet the needs of the Turkish Air Force in the future. According to the company's management's initial estimate, Bayraktar Kizilelma will make its first flight in 2023.

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This Bayraktar Kızılelma or Bayraktar Red Apple will be a jet-powered, single-engine, low-observable, supersonic, aircraft carrier-capable unmanned fighter aircraft.

As expected, the Bayraktar Kızılelma should be able to take off and land on short runways and perform the same actions as an aircraft carrier. Turkish experts say the drone will play a key role in future military missions by the Turkish military abroad.

Most likely this component will target the conflict in Syria as well as military action against the PKK in Iraq and Syria. The Bayraktar Kızılelma is also expected to have a low radar cross section. Where it is considered one of the most critical issues in the design process of manned fighter jets.

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The Bayraktar Kızılelma, which aims to stay in the air for 5 hours with a mission radius of 500 nm, will also have high situational awareness with the AESA radar to integrate.

Launching, Bayraktar said Kizilelma is a revolution. "With the development of this new fighter, there will be a revolution in warfare," Bayraktar said of his latest project. "The Bayraktar Kizilelma will be the first unmanned fighter aircraft in our country. Since the development of our first drone, it has been our dream," he added.

According to defense industry expert Yusuf Akbaba, the Bayraktar Kizilelma will have high artificial intelligence capacity and air-to-air combat features. According to Akbaba, the debut of the Bayraktar Kizilelma will mean that "costs can be reduced" and therefore "it can expand the inventory of air forces in many countries".

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"Countries that cannot afford fighter jets from the west due to financial problems will prefer products like the Kizilelma, which can do air-to-air combat.

If you have cheap, unmanned fighter jets, it will make other countries reconsider entering into conflict, because the loss of those fighter planes can't impact you like manned ones," he continued, explaining the competitive advantage Kizilelma provided.

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