Developed by Baykar Defense on the basis of Bayraktar TB2 platform, Bayraktar TB2S performed its flight.
Baykar Defense announced via social media the flight footage of Bayraktar TB2S UAV. Baykar Defense made the first post about the Bayraktar TB2S system with two images to celebrate Azerbaijan’s victory. A TB2 SİHA (Armed UAV) with a design change can be spotted in the images.
With its remarkable change in design, TB2S has a structure very similar to the layout of the SATCOM antenna used for satellite connection in UAVs. According to the information released by Defence Turk, the UAV was named TB2S. Bayraktar announced: “On formation flight with # BayraktarTB2 / S SİHA for testing and training.”
— BAYKAR (@Baykar_Savunma) December 4, 2020
Bayraktar TB2S UAV
Developed by Baykar Defense engineers over the Bayraktar TB2 SİHA 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 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.