New Turkish drone takes off for just a few seconds

Turkey continues to test the new Kyzylelma drone, which is called the first unmanned fighter. Some time ago, the ground testing of the device took place, during which the car successfully taxied onto the runway.

But the first takeoff of the drone left a lot of questions. Actually, the air part of the tests at the training and testing center in the province of Tekirdag passed on the principle of "takeoff and landing". The UAV took off for only a few seconds, after which it touched the runway.

According to the technical director of the Baykar company, engaged in the production of an unmanned fighter, the test was successful. However, the American edition of The Drive, just in case, remembered the incident almost half a century ago.

On January 20, 1974, the unplanned first flight of the prototype YF-16 fighter took place. During a high-speed run, the aircraft unexpectedly broke away from the runway and touched it with the right wing console. The test pilot decided to take off to save the aircraft. After six minutes of flight, the pilot was able to safely land the car.

It should be noted that the main task of the Kyzylelma supersonic drone, which replaces manned fighters, is air combat, as well as reconnaissance and pinpoint strikes against ground targets. The plan is to use the new drone mainly from aircraft carriers.
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  1. Vlad Sirs Offline Vlad Sirs
    Vlad Sirs (Sirius NVL) 4 December 2022 12: 22
    New Turkish drone took off for ONLY a few seconds

    Jumping is a normal practice for testing a new flying machine.
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 December 2022 18: 34
    So the Turks raised their unmanned fighter, and our "C" is still being brought up for five whole years and will continue to be "finished" until the program is closed due to the obsolescence of the product concept. Already subsonic speed is the main reason.
  3. HattinGokbori87 Offline HattinGokbori87
    HattinGokbori87 23 December 2022 13: 26
    Now he flew 18 minutes