President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made the remarks towards the defence industry during a speech at his party’s group meeting. Erdoğan stated that 180 Bayraktar TB2s are currently operating in four different countries together with Turkey. “Our goal is to be one of the first countries to acquire a drone controlled entirely by artificial intelligence computers. In this context, we plan to fly our armed unmanned fighter aircraft in 2023.”
Baykar announced the development of the unmanned fighter jet last year. The aircraft, which is planned to be produced, is expected to have the capacity to carry a ton of ammunition and a cruising speed of 0.8 Mach. MIUS is also expected to be powered by artificial intelligence.