Bayraktar TB2 Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The Bayraktar TB2 is a Tactical Armed / UAV System, developed and manufactured by Baykar. A highly sophisticated design that provides all solutions that operator may need in one integrated system. The system consists of Bayraktar TB2 Armed / UAV Platform, Ground Control Station, Ground Data Terminal, Remote Display Terminal, Advanced Base with Generator and Trailer modules. Thanks to Baykar’s technological accumulation and capabilities, the entire system is produced indigenously.

Bayraktar TB2 is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE), Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle capable to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and armed attacks missions. An onboard avionic suite with a triple redundant avionic system encompasses units enabling a fully autonomous taxiing, take-off, landing and cruise. TB2 has proven its efficacy with over 200,000 of operational flight hours. Since 2014, it keeps carrying out missions successfully within the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie and the Turkish National Police. Currently, 110  Bayraktar platform are employed serving Turkey. Bayraktar TB2 holds the record of the Turkish aviation history for endurance with (27 Hours 3 Minutes) and for altitude with (27.030 feet).

Bayraktar TB2 is also the first-ever aircraft in its category to be exported abroad. Bayraktar TB2; It is actively used by the Ukrainian, Qatar, Libya and Azerbaijani Armies.

Basic flight performance criteria

  • 18.000 Feet Operational Altitude
  • 27.000 Feet Service Ceiling
  • Up to 27 Hours Endurance
  • Fully Automatic Flight Control with Triple Redundant Autopilot System
  • Independently of ground systems, fully Autonomous landing and take-off capability
  • Independently of GPS, Navigation capability based on Multi-sensor fusion architecture

Advanced Features

  • Fully Automatic Navigation and Route Tracking Feature
  • Based on Multi-sensor fusion Automatic delicate Take-off and Landing capability
  • Fully Automatic Taxiing and Parking
  • Semi-Autonomous Flight Mode Support
  • Authentic Redundant Lithium-Based Battery Units
  • Fault Tolerant and 3 Redundant Sensor Fusion Application
  • Cross Redundant GCS System
  • Authentic Redundant Servo Actuator Units

Bayraktar TB2

Bayraktar TB2 Technicial Specifications

Communication Range:LOS
Cruise – Maximum Speed:70 – 120 knots
Operational – Maximum Altitude:18.000 feet – 27.000 feet
Payload Capacity:150 kg
Payload ISR:EO/IR/LD or Multi Mode AESA Radar
Payload Weapons:4 Laser Guided Smart Munitions
Fuel Capacity / Type:300 Liters / Gasoline
Take-off and Landing:Runway (Automatic)
Max Take off Weight:650 kg
Endurance:Up to 27 hours
Wingspan12 mt.
Height:2.2 mt.
Length:6.5 mt.
Thrust Type:100 Hp Internal Combustion Injection Engine

Bayraktar TB2

The integration of the Indigenous munition “Roketsan MAM-L and MAM-C” and the capacity to fulfill successfully Intelligence, persistent aerial Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, made from the system a primary platform in operations. The Armed UAV Bayraktar TB2 is a multi-purpose platform as it can perform Target Acquisition using the onboard laser pointer it is also capable to eliminate it using its payload consisting of four smart munitions. Bayraktar TB2 is a system that offers all cutting-edge solutions required to carry out surgical-precision strikes preventing the widespread damage to close areas. These features ensure civilian security as a first-order priority.

Bayraktar TB2 Azerbaijan / Armenia

Actively used in combat areas in Syria, Libya and Karabakh, Bayraktar TB2 has so far played a role in the neutralization of many air defence systems, radar, armored vehicles, fixed targets and military personnel. Bayraktar TB2 stands out as ‘Combat Proven’ worldwide.Finally, Bayraktar TB2, which was preferred by the Azerbaijani army, inflicted very heavy casualties on the Armenian army.


Source: TurkishDefenceNews.com

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