Developed by Baykar Defense engineers, Bayraktar TB2 UAV has been up in the skies for 270 thousand hours.
Used by the security forces for more than 270 thousand hours, Bayraktar TB2 UAV system was used in Operation Euphrates Shield, and served 5300 hours under quiet harsh meteorological conditions in Operation Olive Branch. Successful also in Operation Peace Spring, Bayraktar TB2 UAV systems were recently used in Operation Spring Shield and successfully completed more than 80 percent of all missions.
In the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces and the General Directorate of Security, 228 mini UAVs have already completed 100,000+ flight hours. In addition, 122+ Bayraktar TB2 UAVs used by Azerbaijan, Qatar and Ukraine as well as Turkish security forces, completed over 270,000 hours of flight. More than 350 UAV platforms Baykar Defense broke the record in Turkish aviation history with over 370,000 flights.
110 more UAVs in the inventory
Developed by Baykar and the best one on the basis of classwide alternatives with its technical specifications and operational background, Bayraktar TB2 entered the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces in 2014. The UAV armed in 2015, is used operationally by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, Turkish National Police and National Intelligence Agency. In addition, along with the Bayraktar TB2 UAV system in the inventory of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 110 Bayraktar TB2 UAVs have been actively used by the security forces for counterterrorism at home and abroad since 2014 with 270,000 flight hours.
Bayraktar TB2S UAV
Developed by Baykar Defense engineers over the Bayraktar TB2 UAV platform, Bayraktar TB2S UAV was integrated with SATCOM antenna. Through the connection made via SATCOM, UAVs can surpass the range limitation imposed by the line of sight (LOS) connection, and can communicate with the ground control station in a wide area that is theoretically connected to the satellite and can operate in a larger area and at a higher range.
Recently, the embargoes on electro-optic cameras used in UAVs were brought to the agenda, and the systems integrated with ASELSAN CATS were tested in a short time.
Since TB2S UAV has not been officially launched yet, it is unknown which SATCOM was used. However, there is a SATCOM system produced by CTech. Therefore, it can be concluded that there is no risk for embargo.