Milli SİHA Bayraktar TB2 Completes 400 Thousand Flight Hours

Milli SİHA Bayraktar TB2 Completes 400 Thousand Flight Hours
Milli SİHA Bayraktar TB2 Completes 400 Thousand Flight Hours

Bayraktar TB2, Turkey's first national and original SİHA, successfully completed 400 thousand flight hours, setting a new record in the history of Turkish aviation.

The National SİHA (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Bayraktar TB2 has left another important milestone behind. The Bayraktar TB2 SİHA System, which broke new ground in the history of Turkish aviation, successfully completed 400 thousand flight hours. Thus, Bayraktar TB2 SİHA became the longest-serving national aircraft in the sky.

entered the inventory in 2014

Developed by Baykar, the manufacturer of Turkey's national SİHA systems, the national SİHA Bayraktar TB2, which is the best in the world in its class when its technical features and operations are evaluated, entered the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in 2014. The unmanned aerial vehicle, which was armed in 2015, is currently operationally used by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, General Directorate of Security and MIT. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA has been actively working in the fight against terrorism in Turkey and abroad by the security forces since 2014.

Export to 13 countries

Bayraktar TB2s, the first SİHA system exported by Turkey to the world, are followed with interest by the world aviation and defense industry. The number of countries with which export contracts were signed with Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs reached 13. Currently, a total of 257 Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs continue to serve in the inventory of Turkey, Ukraine, Qatar, Azerbaijan and the countries to which delivery is made.

First UAV export to a NATO and EU member country

Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which broke new ground in the history of Turkish aviation, will also fly over the Polish skies next year. Thus, for the first time, Turkey will have exported a high-tech SİHA (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to a NATO and European Union (EU) member country.

2020 million dollars export in 360

Last year, most of Baykar's revenues were obtained from exports to abroad. Realizing its first national UAV export in 2012, Baykar achieved a great success in a strategic field such as the defense industry with its 2020 million dollar S/UAV system export in 360. Baykar also earned more than 2021% of its revenues from exports in 80. Negotiations continue with many countries that are interested in national SİHAs.

The domestic rate is at a record level

Baykar, which has developed the software and hardware systems, which are the greatest added value in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles, nationally and uniquely, with its team of Turkish engineers since the early 2000s, is shown as one of the world's leading technology companies in its field with its engineering power in 13 different disciplines. Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, all critical parts, designs and software of which were developed nationally and uniquely by Baykar, are produced at the Özdemir Bayraktar National UAV R&D and Production Campus in Istanbul with a 93% domestic industry participation, which is a record in the world.

The owner of the records

Bayraktar TB2 SİHA broke the record by flying for 16 hours and 2019 minutes uninterruptedly in challenging geographical and climatic conditions such as high temperature and sandstorm during its demo flight in Kuwait on 27 July 3. National SİHAs continue to operate in all adverse weather conditions such as desert heat, freezing cold, snow and storms encountered in Qatar, Syria, Ukraine and Karabakh. The national SİHA, which broke the Turkish altitude record with 27 hours and 3 minutes in the tactical class in the history of Turkish aviation, with the longest airtime and 27 thousand 30 feet altitude, went down in Turkish aviation history with 400 thousand hours of flight. The National SİHA has also won the title of the aircraft that has served Turkey successfully for the longest time.

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.

Detecting forest fires

Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs play a role in the fight against forest fires, as well as in security and humanitarian aid duties. In cooperation with the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM), Bayraktar TB2 UAVs also take an active role in the early detection of forest fires and efficient management of extinguishing efforts. In this way, high-tech UAVs are being used in the fight against forest fires for the first time in Europe. According to OGM data, 2020 Bayraktar TB1 UAV, which served in the summer period in 2, monitored an area of ​​​​about 3.5 million hectares from the air and performed the work of 361 fire monitoring towers from the sky. In this way, 2020 forest fires were detected at the initial stage in 345 and extinguished before they grow. The pioneering and innovative solution followed by Turkey in the fight against forest fires continued to grow in 2021. Bayraktar TB3 UAVs stationed in Manisa/Akhisar, Muğla/Milas and Denizli/Çardak, the 2 main centers determined by OGM, served under the coordination of Baykar's expert team. Bayraktar TB2, which works with the software developed by Baykar and the technological infrastructure it has established, can scan an area of ​​400 km² at once with a thermal camera and detect fires up to 185 kilometers away at the initial stage. Bayraktar TB2 UAVs actively worked in the detection and extinguishment of 2021 forest fires in 19 until 267 November. National UAVs detected 155 fires at the initial stage, and performed follow-up and coordination tasks in extinguishing 112 fires.

Taking part in the rescue of immigrants

Bayraktar TB2s also make a significant contribution to saving the lives of many irregular migrants and documenting human rights violations by following the ongoing irregular migration movements in the Aegean and Mediterranean from the sky.

It aroused admiration in the world

Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which contributed to the success by significantly increasing the Turkish Armed Forces' scouting and surveillance abilities in Operation Peace Spring, also destroyed many targets successfully during the operation. Finally, for the first time in Operation Spring Shield, he flew as flock flights and destroyed many armored vehicles, howitzer, Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers (CNRA) and air defense systems. For the first time in the world, Bayraktar TB2 SİHA realized 80 percent of all sorties made by aircraft participating in the Spring Shield Campaign, where SİHAs were used as the primary element in the battlefield. Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which successfully operated in spite of all kinds of electronic wars within the scope of the operation in the Idlib region of Syria, flew over 2 thousand hours. For the first time in the world combat history, Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs were flying in fleets for the first time and actively engaged in operations, which had a great impact in the world press.

Played an important role in the liberation of Karabakh

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.

Günceleme: 27/11/2021 16:06

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