The countdown has begun for the highly anticipated Bayraktar TB3 production. It has already attracted the attention of 2 countries.
Turkey’s defense industry is now shown among the few countries in the world with its unmanned aerial vehicles.
A new one is added to Bayraktar TB2, which has made a name for itself with what it has done in Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh and Ukraine.
Bayraktar TB3 will change the status of SİHAs, which have been predominantly land-based and landing and taking off from normal runways.
Turkey, which will have the opportunity to take off from short runways with the TB3, will deploy it on the domestic production TCG Anadolu, which will take off for its first mission this year.
2 Countries Are Interested
Technology giant Japan and South Korea closely followed the TB3, which will have the feature of being a ‘wings foldable’ SİHA.
Technically speaking, the TB3 will be an improved version of the TB2s with a folding wing structure. In addition, a little more weight will be put on the wings, which can carry almost 3 times the load of the TB2.
It Will Have 172 Horsepower
Baykar will use the domestic TEI-PD170 Turbodiesel Aviation Engine with 172 horsepower (61% more powerful than TB2) produced by TUSAŞ Engine Industries in TB3.
Technical Specifications of TB3
- Wingspan: 14 meters
- Length: 8.35 meters
- Height: 2.6 meters
- Takeoff Weight: 1.450 kilograms
- Maximum cruise speed: 125 knots-160 knots (300 km/h)
- Payload capacity: 6 weapon stations – 280 kilograms
- Airtime: 24+ hours
- Folding wing structure
- Automatic take-off and landing capability from short-runway aircraft carriers
- Line of sight and beyond communication
- SATCOM satellite link