An engine designed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) engine manufacturing subsidiary will be used to power Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) producer Bayraktar’s Akıncı and TB3 drones.

The new engine, produced by TUSAS Engine Industries (TEI), has the highest performance figures in its class globally, Selçuk Bayraktar, Bayraktar’s chief technology officer, said Thursday.

Sharing a video that included the test phase of the engine from the last month, he noted that it is not a prototype but a mass-production engine.

The news follows the announcement that Bombardier has suspended delivery of Rotax Engines to Turkey over allegations that it is using Canadian technology in the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh.

Sources: Hurriyet Daily News;

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