Participating in 24 TV live broadcast, Defense Industry President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir announced that Bayraktar TB3 SİHA, which is under development, will be deployed to the TCG ANADOLU Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship in 2023.
At SAHA EXPO 2022 held at Istanbul Expo Center, TEI General Manager Prof. Dr. Mahmut Faruk Akşit announced that PD3 turbodiesel aviation engines were delivered for Bayraktar TB170 SİHA:
“The engines we have developed are the best engines in their class in the world at altitude, there is no other UAV engine in this class that exceeds 30000 ft. AKSUNGUR has exceeded 30000 ft with our engines and these are really low-burning engines, our engine stayed in the air for 49 hours with AKSUNGUR. Finally, we delivered our engines from this PD3 series for TB170, and Baykar Defense is busy with their integration.”
Bayraktar TB2021, whose technical features were announced at TEKNOFEST 3, will have a higher payload capacity (2 kg versus 150 kg) and foldable wings to save space during transportation, in addition to its ability to take off from short runways compared to Bayraktar TB280.
Bayraktar TB2022, which is expected to meet the sky in 3, is expected to be deployed in TCG ANADOLU with 30 to 40 units. Using the deck of Bayraktar TB3 SİHA Anadolu, STOBAR type will be able to land and take off. It is also stated that with the command center to be integrated into Anatolia, at least 10 Bayraktar TB3 SİHAs can be used in operations at the same time.