Ankara: Dozens of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) personnel have completed training to operate Baykar Tech’s Bayraktar Akinci (Flying Fish) armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This suggests that the Pakistan Air Force is on schedule to induct the UAV.
In a statement on 23 October, Baykar said that 110 pilots and staff from three countries had successfully graduated from the sixth term of the Akinci training programme. The countries included Pakistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.
Baykar did not specify the number of graduates from Pakistan. A Janes assessment of images of the graduation identified about 44 PAF personnel. Baykar said that the graduates included pilots, payload operators, mechanics, engine technicians, electronic and ground control station operators, and weapons operators.
- News Agencies