Turkey's first national and original armament, Bayraktar TB2, will be exported to Poland. The agreement on export was signed at the Presidential Complex in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Polish President Andrzej Sebastian Duda by Baykar General Manager Haluk Bayraktar and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.
First UAV export to a NATO and EU member country
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which have broken grounds in Turkish aviation history, will fly in the skies of Poland after Ukraine, Qatar and Azerbaijan. Thus, for the first time, Turkey will have exported an armed UAV (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) containing high technology to a member country of NATO and the European Union (EU).
24 Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs will be exported
Within the scope of the agreement with Poland, the 4 systems to be exported from Turkey will include 24 Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, ground control stations (YKI) and ground data terminals (YVT). In addition, MAM-C and MAM-L mini smart ammunition used in national armaments and developed nationally by Roketsan will be exported to Poland.
For 320 thousand hours in the skies
Bayraktar TB2, which was designed and developed nationally and uniquely by Baykar, and which is the best in its class in the world in terms of its technical features and the operations it participates, also surpassed 320 thousand hours of successful flight. National SİHAs continue to carry the title of national aircraft that has served the longest time in the sky.
180 SİHA on duty
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs first entered the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in 2014. The unmanned aerial vehicle, which was armed in 2015, is being used operationally by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, Turkish National Police and MIT. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA has been actively working by security forces in the fight against terrorism at home and abroad since 2014. 180 Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which are currently in the inventory of Turkey, Ukraine, Qatar and Azerbaijan, continue to operate.
The domestic rate is at a record level
Since the early 2000s, Baykar has developed the software and hardware systems, which are the biggest added value in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles, nationally and originally with its team of Turkish engineers, and is shown as one of the world's leading technology companies in its field with its engineering power in 13 different disciplines. Baykar's all critical components, such as the design and software, of the Bayraktar TB93 SİHAs, which are produced with a record level of 2% domestic industry participation in the world, are developed nationally and uniquely.
First SİHA to be issued
Bayraktar TB2s, the first armament system that Turkey exported to the world, are followed with interest by the world aviation and defense industry. The operational success of the countries where the national armaments are used also enabled the export of an advanced aircraft to a NATO and EU member country for the first time in the history of the Republic. Within the scope of the agreements made, Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs were exported to Ukraine, which has a long history of 100 years in aviation and produces the world's largest aircraft, Antonov cargo planes, and then to Qatar and Azerbaijan. Now he will continue to serve in Poland, which has one of the largest economies of the European Union.
2020 million dollars export in 360
Last year, most of Baykar's revenues were derived from exports abroad. Baykar, which made its first national UAV export in 2012, achieved a great success in a strategic field such as the defense industry with the S / UAV system export of 2020 million dollars in 360. Negotiations continue with many countries that are interested in national SİHAs.
The owner of the records
Bayraktar TB2 SİHA has developed its own record by flying uninterrupted for 16 hours and 2019 minutes in difficult geographical and climatic conditions such as high temperature and sandstorm during its demo flight in Kuwait on July 27, 3. National SİHAs operate in all adverse weather conditions such as desert heat, freezing cold, snow and storm in Qatar, Syria, Ukraine and Karabakh. The National SİHA also broke the Turkish altitude record with a height of 27 feet in its class in Turkish aviation history.
Made its mark on Operation Olive Branch
Milli SİHA Bayraktar TB2 acted as a playmaker in the operations of Hendek, Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch, carried out by the TAF within and beyond the border. Defense experts stated that the operations ended in a much shorter time than expected and that the most important factors in the occurrence of less losses are the national guns. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA systems made more than 90 percent of all its flights, especially in Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, and marked the operation with a flight of 5 hours.
Watching the Blue Homeland
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, who served in many operations against the terrorist organization such as Claw and Kıran, also played an important role in the operations carried out against the so-called managers of the terrorist organization wanted on the Red List. National SİHAs also take part in the protection of the Blue Homeland. In this context, Fatih and Yavuz, working in the Eastern Mediterranean, accompanied our drilling ships by air for security. Bayraktar TB16 SİHA, which took off from Dalaman Naval Air Base Command and landed at Geçitkale Airport on December 2019, 2 to be deployed in the TRNC for the same missions, signed a historic flight.
Served in the earthquake
After the 2 earthquake of Elazığ Sivrice, which occurred on January 24, 2020, Bayraktar TB6,8 SİHAs arrived in the region in a very short time like 25 minutes and transmitted visual information to Ankara and command centers of provinces with earthquakes. In addition to supporting the search and rescue operations from the sky, Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs served to control the intense vehicle traffic after the earthquake and to continue the future aids without interruption.
Forest fires and rescue of migrants
Bayraktar TB2s took part in combating forest fires as well as security and humanitarian aid duties. Working within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the national UAV also played an important role in the protection of our forests by flying 7/24 against the danger of fire, monitoring 3,5 million hectares of forest area. Bayraktar TB2s will continue to work against forest fires this year as well. National SİHAs, which follow the ongoing irregular migration movements in the Aegean and the Mediterranean from the sky, also contribute to saving the lives of many irregular migrants and documenting human rights violations.
It aroused admiration in the world
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which contributed to the success of the Turkish Armed Forces by increasing their reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in Operation Peace Spring, also successfully destroyed many targets during the operation. Finally, for the first time in Operation Spring Shield, he flew as a flock and destroyed many armored vehicles, howitzers, multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL) and air defense systems. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA, for the first time in the world, performed 80 percent of all sorties made by aircraft participating in Operation Spring Shield, in which SİHAs were used as the primary element in the battlefield. Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which successfully served in spite of all kinds of electronic warfare within the scope of the operation organized in the Idlib region of Syria, flew over 2 thousand hours. The fact that Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs fly in fleets for the first time in the history of world warfare, and that they operate effectively in the operation caused great reactions in the world press.
Karabakh; The first war won with SİHAs ...
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs also played an important role in ending the Karabakh occupation of brother country Azerbaijan, which has been going on for nearly 30 years. Azerbaijan launched a military operation against Nagorno-Karabakh, which is under Armenian occupation, on 27 September 2020. On November 44, 10, 2020 days after the start of the operation, the Azerbaijani Army took control of Nagorno-Karabakh by ending the occupation of Armenia. During the operation against Armenia, the Azerbaijani Army used Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which were developed nationally and indigenously by Baykar, on the entire front line. According to the studies confirmed by defense analysts, many air defense systems, radar systems, tanks, armored vehicles, trucks, arsenals, positions and units belonging to the Armenian Army were destroyed with Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs. This success of Azerbaijan's Army, which surprised the world, was interpreted by the world media and defense experts as changing the war history of Turkish SİHAs and reaching a point guard power. Experts also drew attention to the fact that the Karabakh War was the first war won by SİHAs in the world war history.
Robot plane with 40 computers
Approximately 2 separate computer systems work in Bayraktar TB40, the robot aircraft developed by Baykar with national and original design, software, avionics and mechanics. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA system, which has fully autonomous taxi, take-off, normal navigation and landing capability with its triple redundant avionic systems and sensor fusion architecture, has been actively used since 2014. Bayraktar TB4, which can carry 2 MAM-L and MAM-C missiles produced by Roketsan on its wings, has the capability of precise targeting with its built-in laser target marker. With these features, Turkey stands out as one of the 4 countries in the world that produce its own armament and ammunition. National SİHA stands out as a system that offers an all-in-one solution with a fast view-and-see feature in order to prevent damage to areas close to the target. Armed for the Turkish Armed Forces, the system provides reconnaissance, continuous aerial surveillance, target detection and destruction.