On the anniversary of the independence day of Ukraine, Bayraktar will exhibit the TB2 UAVs.
Ukraine will display a series of military vehicles at the parade on August 24, 2021. The ceremony will include many weapons systems. The Ukrainian Armed Forces will display the Bayraktar TB2 armed drone for the first time at the Independence Day military parade on August,24. According to the Suspilne News Agency, Bayraktar TB2 will be transported in a military towing trailer.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine ordered 6 Bayraktar TB2 in 2019 under its military modernization program. Because of the successful performance of UAVs, the Ukrainian Navy ordered 6 Bayraktar TB2s.
On July 15, 2021, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine announced the delivery of the first TB2 UAV of the Ukrainian Navy. The Ukrainian Defense Express media announced the development with the statement that “Our Neptune’s (anti-ship missile) position, track and movements the surface and guided missiles”.
Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andriy Taran announced on the official social media account of the ministry. Andrij Taran said that “The first Bayraktar TB2 UAVs for the navy has been delivered to Ukraine.”
Bayraktar TB2 UAV
The Bayraktar TB2 is a Tactical Armed / UAV System, developed and manufactured by Baykar. A highly sophisticated design that provides all solutions that operators 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 110,000 operational flight hours. Since 2014, it keeps carrying out missions successfully within the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie and the Turkish National Police. Currently, 86 armed Bayraktar platforms 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.
The integration of the Indigenous munition “Roketsan MAM-L and MAM-C” and the capacity to fulfil 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 widespread damage to close areas. These features ensure civilian security as a first-order priority.
Baykar Real-Time Imagery Transmission System (BGAM) provides real-time image transmission and processing solutions to the defence industry. BGAM allows high-resolution, non-delay live broadcasts to be monitored by multiple users at the same time. BGAM is a web-based application that allows users to watch live broadcasts securely on the network or on tablets using the mobile application via the internet.
The system stores automatically all transmitted imagery into files of 30-minutes. While monitoring live imagery, users can take multi-tag notes on the system. Saved tags and labels will facilitate, at a later date, the search through archive videos. In a similar way, based on these notes, a mission log can be created and then exported. Archived files can be filtered by date and by metadata.
For security reasons, the system regenerates automatically temporary passwords to secure access to live transmitted and archived imagery. The user name or device information watermark appears on all live and archived video files.
Optionally, embedded software can be integrated into the Imagery Transmission System allowing the live transmission to mobile devices operating Windows. The data transfer from a highly secured network to mobile devices is secured by Adopting an end-to-end encryption method (also called the data diode model).
Currently, a total of 160 Bayraktar UAVs are working in the countries where it is exported(Qatar, Ukraine and Azerbaijan) along with Turkey. Bayraktar TB2 broke the record for airborne time (27 hours 3 minutes) and altitude (27 thousand 30 feet) in Turkish Aviation History. Bayraktar TB2 also bears the title of the first aircraft exported on this scale.