New success from Bayraktar TB3! 27. Flight completed successfully

New success from Bayraktar TB3!  27. Flight completed successfully



Bayraktar TB3 SİHA, developed nationally and uniquely by Baykar, successfully completed the Full Load Take-off and Landing Performance Test. Those moments when the 27th flight was successful were shared on social media accounts.


Bayraktar TB3 UCAV will be the first armed unmanned aerial vehicle in the world with the ability to take off and land from short-runway ships such as TCG Anadolu with its foldable wing structure. Baykar Chairman of the Board and Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar announced that they planned to start tests for Bayraktar TB3 on the TCG Anadolu ship in 2024. The capabilities that Bayraktar TB3 will have will be an important innovation for unmanned aerial vehicles in this class. The national SİHA will also have beyond-line-of-sight communication capability, so it can be controlled from very long distances. Thus, it will have a multiplier effect on Turkey’s deterrent power by performing reconnaissance-surveillance, intelligence and attack missions against overseas targets with the smart munitions it carries.


Baykar, which has carried out all its projects with its own resources since the beginning, has obtained 83 percent of all its income from exports since the beginning of the UAV R&D process in 2003. According to the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) in 2021 and 2022, it became the export leader of the defense and aerospace industry. Baykar, which was announced as the export champion of the sector in 2023 by the Presidency of Defense Industries, achieved exports of 1.8 billion dollars last year. Obtaining more than 90 percent of its revenues from exports in recent years, Baykar alone made 1/3 of the exports in the defense and aerospace sector in 2023. Export agreements have been signed with 34 countries, 33 countries for the Bayraktar TB2 SİHA, and 9 countries for the Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA so far.


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