Turkey orders drone engines from Ukraine

Фото: Defence Express

Unmanned fighter MIUS should take to the skies as early as 2023

The MIUS unmanned fighter should have a speed of about supersonic, a working ceiling height of up to 12 kilometers and the ability to lift 1 ton of missile weapons.

The Turkish manufacturer of combat drones, Baykar Makina, has signed a contract for the supply of AI-322F jet engines with the Ukrainian company Ivchenko-Progress for Bayraktar MİUS drones. About it informs Baykar Makina press office on Thursday 11 November.

“On the second day of SahaExpo2021, we signed contracts for the supply of AI-322F engines by the leading Ukrainian company Ivchenko-Progress for our MİUS (combat unmanned aircraft system – ed.) Project,” the message says.

As specifies Defence Express, we are talking about the SAHA international arms exhibition, which is taking place in Istanbul. New Turkish unmanned fighters are set to take to the skies as early as 2023.

Journalists believe that at first the Ukrainian enterprise will develop engines for pre-production cars – after successfully passing all the tests, they will be supplied in large quantities.

AI-322F is the newest and only Ukrainian turbojet bypass engine with afterburner. It is designed for modern supersonic combat trainers and light combat aircraft with moderate supersonic speeds. The MIUS unmanned fighter should have a speed of about supersonic, a working ceiling height of up to 12 kilometers and the ability to lift 1 ton of missile weapons.

Recall in September Ukraine and Turkey signed a memorandum on cooperation in the construction and arrangement of a joint training and testing center for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar.

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