With the video shared by the Prime Minister of Libya Abdulhamid Deyba, it was confirmed for the first time that the AKINCI developed by BAYKAR was used by Libya!
This is what a Turkish defense website reports about the presence of Turkish offensive drones in Libya.
This is an issue that has not concerned us for a long time, but as everything shows the Erdogan regime, even though there were elections in the country, the plan to equip Libya was being implemented normally.
The "Libyan" AKINCI offensive unmanned aerial vehicles are strategic weapons due to their capabilities, they will certainly be operated by Turkish pilots for the next long time, and will be under the direct control of the Turkish General Staff, which has its own plans in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish drones of this type are a very serious threat to our country, in any scenario, especially for Crete, but especially in any attempt by Athens either to extend the EEZ by 12 miles, or even worse, targeting the companies that will attempt mining south of Crete.
The goal of the Erdoğan regime is to cause psychological pressure on the new Greek government, while in combination with the docking of Turkish warships and future Turkish F-16 fighters at the base of Al-Watiyya in Libya, it is the creation of an A2AD area (denial of access) in the sea part between the Libyan coast and the Greek EEZ south of Crete.
In any case, the Turkish Armed Forces want to prove their ability regarding unmanned armed aerial vehicles, since the air superiority of the Greek Air Force in the Aegean is known, and the Turks' deficit in experienced pilots.
Long-term Turkish planning for the creation of a Turkish base in Libya against Greece-Egypt
We also add that the Turkish Armed Forces have deployed MIM-23B Hawk air defense systems at the Vatiye Military Air Base, which came under the control of the forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (UMH) as of July 4, 2020.
The upgrade of the naval base in Misrata, on behalf of the Turkish Navy, is in the final stage, in the possible Turkish plan to move surface units and submarines to the south of Greece and next to Egypt.
The only appropriate solution for Greece is to further strengthen Crete and create a sea level, but also to increase the number of fighter aircraft and warships for all scenarios.
Akıncı Attack Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, is an unmanned aerial vehicle with the most advanced features in Turkey, developed at BAYKAR's production and research and development facilities for S/UAV systems.
Operating time: 24 hours
Maximum altitude: 40,000 feet
Operating Altitude: 30,000 feet
Speed: 130 – 195 Knots
Payload: 1,350 kg (900 kg External – 450 kg Internal)
Take-off weight: 5,500 kg
Wingspan: 20 m
Height: 4.1 m
Length: 12.2 m
Engine: 2×450 Hp Turboprop (option 750 Hp + 240 Hp) Data Network: LOS\SATCOM
Radar: National AESA (Air/SAR) Electronic Warfare: Electronic Support Pod
Weapons: MAM-L, MAM-C, Cirit, L-UMTAS, UMTAS, Bozok, MK-81, MK-82, MK-83, Precision Guidance Kit (HGK), Winged Guidance Kit (KGK)-MK-82, Teber-82, Gökdoğan missile, Bozdoğan missile, SOM-A