The Turkish unmanned fighter Bayraktar Kizilelma will have at least three modifications, each of which will receive Ukrainian engines from Motor Sich.
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Baykar will produce two subsonic versions of the drone - Kizilelma A and Kizilelma B. They will be equipped with AI-25TLT and AI-322F engines, respectively. The supersonic variant of the fighter will be called Kizilelma C and will receive two AI-322F engines.
A fourth modification of the Bayraktar Kizilelma is also expected. It will be equipped with Turkey's TF-6000 propulsion unit and will also be able to reach supersonic speeds.
The Bayraktar Kizilelma was announced in 2021, and the full presentation took place a few weeks ago. In 2023, the unmanned fighter will make its first flight. The aircraft will be able to stay in the air for 5 hours, having a range of more than 900 km. The maximum mass of the payload will be 1500 kg.