Speaking at Gebze Technical University Aviation and Space Summit, Baykar Defense General Manager Haluk Bayraktar shared an image of Bayraktar TB3 UAVs deployed on the first ANADOLU amphibious assault ship.
Defense General Manager Haluk BAYRAKTAR,
“This is the first time I’m showing it, I’ll just show it as a picture. A picture of the landing and take-off concept of Bayraktar TB3 UAVs on our ship to take off the ANADOLU pool produced by Sedef Shipyard. It is going on rapidly, it will be a very good project and I really think it will make a significant contribution to our Naval Forces. ”
In the shared image, it is seen that Bayraktar TB3 UAVs aircraft has a launch system for take-off. It is also seen that there is a protrusion from the aircraft for the satellite communication terminal SATCOM. Thanks to SATCOM, Bayraktar TB3 UAVs aircraft will be able to operate at long range, outside the line of sight.
Baykar Defense Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar on İCTİMAİ TV stating that,
“Bayraktar TB3 UAVs ”platform” weighs about 1,200 kilograms. Bayraktar TB3 UAVs we are also developing a unique aircraft in this class that lands / shields on the aircraft carrier and that is, ships land and takes off on their platforms. Its wings fold, landing on the aircraft carrier, slightly heavier, around 1200 kilograms, can also carry heavier ammunition.”