Two images were shared by Baykar Defense to celebrate Azerbaijan's victory. A TB2 SİHA (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with a design change in the visuals caught the eye.
The TB2S's body, which has been noticed with a change in design, has a structure very similar to the layout of the SATCOM antenna used for satellite connection in UAVs. According to the information obtained by Defense Turk, the naming of the new vehicle was TB2S.
Can Azerbaijan; happy victory!
Esq for the Azər Azerbaycan Army!
Qarabag is Azerbaijan!#wholesome 🇹🇷🇦🇿
(📸 Bayraktar S / UAV Test and Training Center) pic.twitter.com/a183ime6dn
- BAYKAR (@Baykar_Defense) November 10
Thanks to the connection made via SATCOM, S / UAVs can overcome the range restriction imposed by the line of sight (LOS) connection, and can communicate with the ground control station in a wide area that is as large as the coverage area of the connected satellite and can operate in a wider area and at a higher range.
Recently, embargoes on electro-optic cameras using SİHAs came to the agenda, and the systems integrated by ASELSAN CATS were tested in a short time.
Since TB2S SİHA 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 evaluated that there is no embargo danger.