Sivirisinek or Mosquito

More first flights from Turkey, this time a potential armed helicopter. Said to be designed for hot and high operations. We are not sure about the belt drive to the main rotor.

Not sure about the belt drive

Turkish Aerospace Industries TAI, has developed this mini rotary wing UAV in a short time. The first test flight was succesfully completed and flown 150 meters. The planned flight range of the Sivrisinek is 150km, armed with 2 laser guided Cirit missiles with a range 8km.

With a FLIR designed by ASELSAN, the Sivrisinek is one of the candidates for the ‘intellingence vehicles’ tender of the Turkish Armed Forces.

Mosquito

By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.