Ukraine to buy Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2

Ukraine to buy Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2

According to a news release in Ukraine media, Ukraine has signed an agreement with Turkey to purchase Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles manufactured by Baykar Makina.

The Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicle is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance class system developed for tactical reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

The Bayraktar UAV System has a cruising speed of 70 knots with an operational flight altitude of 24.000 feet, 24 hours of flight time and a communication range of 150 km and has a 12-m wing span, 650-kg maximum take-off weight and a 55-kg
payload capacity.

Prototype Development Phase started within 2007 based on competition model. Bayraktar Tactical UAS with its critical all subsystems including Flight Control, INS-GPS, Automatic Take Off-Landing systems developed in house demonstrated fully automatic taxi, take off, cruise, landing, parking phases in 2009 and was selected as the winner of the program. Final production stage officially started in 2012.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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