Technology Real Raw News: Baykar the Turkish Tech Savior to the Ukrainian Army

Published on 30 May 2022 at 11:39

(Not the correct depiction in the phonograph of the Bayraktar TB2 drone)



(Reuters)-The Bayraktar TB2 drone has been the talk of the international community since it's show of effectiveness in the hands of the Ukraine army. It has racked up numbers in the form of destroyed artillery units and armored vehicles. It has been frustratedly spoken of by Putin and his defense ministry at least 45 times in public since the war began. It can soar above the landscape at 25,000 feet with a wingspan of about 12 meters. It carries laser-guided-armor-piercing bombs that have thwarted Russian attempts to use armored vehicles and artillery (in some cases) effectively on the battlefield. 

It clearly underlines the use of unmanned aircraft in today's modern warfare, which has much of the world calling upon Turkey to purchase these effective war machines.  And Baykar foreseeing this growing market; they began making unmanned aircraft a focus in 2005. The company was founded in the 1980s by Ozdemir Bayraktar, but has since been controlled by his offspring, Haluk and his brother Selcuk. 

Though the TB2 drones are the main source of their revenue, there is also other ventures that they pursue in the unmanned market, one being the almost ready Kizilelma, TB3, and taxi drones. They look to revolutionize the way people are transported in the inner cities and also expand the roles of unmanned aircraft in combat. These unmanned aircraft that are being developed essentially are stealthier in nature as well as able to carry a higher payload capacity of 1.5 tons.  They are also capable of landing on a short runway (such as an aircraft carrier), which is quite important being that their mission duration capability is only clocked at 5 hours (so they will need to be able to relocate closer to their mission locations).  Their cruise speed is in the ballpark of Mach 0.6 and the new models also can climb higher and are capable of higher-level maneuverability. 





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