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  • Defence Visit from Ukraine to Turkey
    Defence Visit from Ukraine to Turkey 25 July 2020
    Ukraine, which boosts cooperation with Turkey in many areas, made a defence visit to Turkey. A delegation consisting of representatives Ukroboronprom and Ukrspetsexport which are Ukrainian state defence subsidiaries visited Turkey on July 16-17. Talks held by parties, where high-level officials took place, on joint projects and the establishment of new initiatives. In addition to the planning of joint processes under the epidemic conditions, the issues of Bayrakt...
  • Date Set for Turkey's Unmanned Fighter Jet
    Date Set for Turkey's Unmanned Fighter Jet 26 June 2020
    Baykar Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar took part in an event organized by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education. Bayraktar, who collected his company's work in the presentation, made statements about the uav and armed unmanned aerial vehicle systems.   Baykar production Bayraktar TB2 took part in many operations. Finally, the TB2 used in Operation Spring Shield successfully completed more than 80 percent of the tasks, Selcuk Bayraktar said. The com...
  • Baykar's Armed UAV TB2 Flew 200 thousand Hours
    Baykar's Armed UAV TB2 Flew 200 thousand Hours 10 June 2020
    Bayraktar Tactical Armed/ UAV System TB2 developed by Baykar Defence for use in the execution of reconnaissance and intelligence missions reached 200,000 flight hours. The system, armed for Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri/ TSK) provides reconnaissance, aerial observation, target detection and destruction. According to the company, the TB2 flew 200,000 hours, making it the first national aircraft to serve in the sky for the longest time. It can carry four MAM-L and...
  • UAV Upgrade for Russian Pantsir-S1
    UAV Upgrade for Russian Pantsir-S1 9 June 2020
    The Operation Spring Shield (Turkish: Bahar Kalkanı Harekâtı), conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces in Northern Syria, went down in history as the first hybrid warfare experience in which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were used intensely on regular army elements. During the operation; Anka, Anka-S and Bayraktar TB2 in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory had succeeded in eliminating a large number of armoured vehicles and air defence systems with MAM-L releases. One of t...
  • Bozok Close to Mass Production
    Bozok Close to Mass Production 15 May 2020
    Gürcan Okumuş, who is the TÜBİTAK SAGE (Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü / Defence Industries Research and Development Instute) Institute Director, was a guest on live stream at C4Defence's Instagram account. Okumuş made important statements about Bozok miniature smart ammunition. A miniature smart ammunition Bozok, is close to mass production. The qualification process of the system, which is currently released from Bayraktar TB2s, will...
  • AKINCI UAV's Second Prototype Completed
    AKINCI UAV's Second Prototype Completed 8 May 2020
    Bayraktar AKINCI UAV, developed by Baykar Defence, completed the second prototype. Baykar Defence Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar announced the second prototype from his official Twitter account. The first prototype of the platform performed its first flight test in Çorlu Airfield Command in December 2019. The payload capacity of AKINCI, which can stay in the air for 24 hours, is 1,350 kilograms. The platform, which has a maximum takeoff of five and a half tons...
  • Three TB2 UAV Enters Gendermarie’s Inventory
    Three TB2 UAV Enters Gendermarie’s Inventory 8 May 2020
    Bayraktar TB2 armed UAV, developed by Baykar Defence, continues to enter inventory in Turkey. President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr Ismail Demir announced on his official Twitter account that three Bayraktar TB2 had been delivered to Gendarmerie General Command. The total number of UAV/ Armed UAVs in inventory has reached 107. The platform has been actively working in the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie and Police Department since 2014. Bayraktar TB2 has three redundant avionic...
  • Turkish Navy Ready for Operation
    Turkish Navy Ready for Operation 2 May 2020
    The Turkish Army is in charge of their duties regardless of conditions. Naval Forces Command continues its training activities despite COVID-19. The Turkish Armed Forces continues its training activities without interrupting with COVID-19 measures. The Amphibious Task Group Command affiliated to the Naval Forces Command conducted "Combat Readiness Training" in the Aegean Sea on April 27-28. According to the statement made by the force, 18 warships and UAVs, as we...
  • Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-2 Unmanned Aerial Systems and Smart Munitions
    Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-2 Unmanned Aerial Systems and Smart Munitions 12 March 2020
    Operation Spring Shield was a theatre for domestic unmanned aerial vehicles. In the operation that will be written not only for the Turkish Armed Forces but also in the world conflict history, many break grounds took place. In the operation; Anka, Anka-S, Bayraktar TB2, as well as MAM-L and MAM-C; was in the leading role. The Turkish Army used unmanned aerial vehicles imported from the USA, the UK and Israel for many years. Platforms used in areas such as counter-terrorism, bor...
  • Hisar-A to Become Operational
    Hisar-A to Become Operational 3 March 2020
    President of Defence Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir visited Adana Incirlik 10th Tanker Base Command, where the UAVs operating in the Operation Spring Shield deployed. Demir, examined the MALE class armed Anka-S UAVs  which are capable of operating at a distance beyond the horizon by their satellite communication system (SATCOM) and high resistance against electronic warfare and and Bayraktar TB2 platforms of the and Baykar company with his delegation. ...
  • Second Flight from Akıncı
    Second Flight from Akıncı 12 January 2020
    Akinci UAV from Bayraktar company made its second flight in an about 1-month interval. According to the information shared by the company's social media accounts, the first flight of the UAV took place on 6 December 2019. The UAV took off for the second time on 10 January 2020. The second flight aimed at system verification purposes and lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes. This UAV flew at an altitude of 5 000 feet. The interval between the first and second flights gives a clue as to how many unk...
  • Maiden Flight from Baykar's “paluk”
    Maiden Flight from Baykar's “paluk” 6 December 2019
    Baykar Defence’s AKINCI UAV made its first flight. Baykar Defence Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar shared the information about the plane. Bayraktar AKINCI Attack -Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by Baykar took off for the first flight test at Çorlu Airport Command on Friday, December 6, 2019. AKINCI completed the first flight test. Bayraktar AKINCI TIHA performed its first engine test on 1 September 2019. Before the first flight test, Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA c...
  • Delivery of Bayraktar UAVs Completed
    Delivery of Bayraktar UAVs Completed 22 October 2019
    Bayraktar TB2 UAVs were delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force. Between Ukraine and Turkey, have signed a contract covering the supply of Bayraktar TB2 six UAVs, three ground control station systems and equipment. After the completion of the second-party delivery, acceptance tests at Starokostiantyniv Airbase evaluated the performance of aircraft and components. Delivery vehicles carried out, to be used by military personnel have completed their training in Turkey. Bayraktar TB2, whic...
  • President Visited Baykar
    President Visited Baykar 9 October 2019
    President of the Ukraine Volodımır Zelenskıy visited the Baykar Defence booth during Arms and Security 2019 exhibition. During his visit, Mr. President took an information about Bayraktar TB2 UAS from Haluk Bayraktar who is General Manager of Baykar Defence.
  • Bayraktar is at Users's Home
    Bayraktar is at Users's Home 8 October 2019
    Arms and Security 2019 defence expo in Ukraine starts today. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association provides National Participation to the event, which is the media sponsorship of C4Defence magazine. During the fair, many Turkish Compaies such as Aselsan, Roketsan, STM hve booth also. Baykar which is in co-operation at different projects with Ukraine, will exhibit Bayraktar UAS at Kiev. Company has achieved export success of Bayraktar UAS to Ukraine before.
  • Akıncı at Teknofest 17 September 2019
    TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, which starts with the motto of “National Technology Move”, is being held today. Defence industry companies will take part in the event. Designed by Baykar Defence, Akıncı UAV prototype will be exhibited along with indigenous ammunition. Akıncı UAV, which is longer and wider than the TB2 developed by Bayraktar, has successfully completed its first engine start test recently. 
  • Akıncı Engine on the Test
    Akıncı Engine on the Test 2 September 2019
    Akinci UAV designed by Baykar Defence started the engine for the first time. Baykar Defence Technical Manager Selcuk Bayraktar said in his statement from personal twitter that the first engine start test was successful He calls Akıncı as flying fish. It is seen On the prototype, the produced The AI-450 engine, produced by Motor Sich with 450 horsepower is seen on the prototype.  
  • Sector News Issue 75 11 July 2019
    New Support for A400M RAM for USA and Japan UK Gets a German Partner Refuelling from KC-46 to F-35 Lantset: Cost Active Solution LCS Meets the Water New Solution for Air Operations Armour Becomes Lighter Kement, Ready for Mission ACMI found its Place. Gökbey on its Way to Certification Technologic Support for Atak ...
  • TB2 at Cyprus Patrol 8 July 2019
    The site Kokpit.aero detected Baykar Defence's TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle during the Cyprus patrol. According to information on the site UAV began patrol flights in the Mediterranean. According to the information received from the radar system TCB808 transponder code Bayraktar TB2 type UAV, made flights to the north of the island.  The route of that flight was reflected in the site. The UAV flew at the altitude of 18 thousand 50 feet, an average of 103 knots (190 km / h) speed. ...
  • Ukraine Procures Bayraktar TB2
    Ukraine Procures Bayraktar TB2 15 January 2019
    Ukrspetsexport, a subsidiary of the Ukraine-based Ukroboronprom, announced a new procurement agreement. Ukraine renewing its army with modernization, external procurement and new production. In this way, Ukraine procured UAV from Turkey. Ukraine announced the purchase of the country's Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle. No information was provided about the number of vehicles procured. Models to be delivered have the ability to carry weapons. Ukraine will procured ammunition ...
  • Altay Contract Is Close
    Altay Contract Is Close 18 May 2018
    Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industries, Prof. Ismail Demir, said as the negotiations continue with BMC, they were close to signing a contract regarding the serial production of Altay tank project during his speech at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Defence Industry and Sector Council. Demir said that more than a thousand Kirpi as well as more than 300 Cobra and Ejder Yalcin entered the inventory while the ongoing projects of the guiding ki...
  • Bayraktar TB2 in 'Ephesus 2018' Drill
    Bayraktar TB2 in 'Ephesus 2018' Drill 4 May 2018
    Bayraktar TB2, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system indigenously developed by Turkish Baykar Makina, will carry out live-firing exercise in Ephesus 2018 drill for the first time this year. The company announced on its official Twitter account that live video transmission of flights will be released during the exercise. A total of 23 armed Bayraktar TB2 UAVs are currently in the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The Bayraktar TB2 has an operational flight alt...
  • Baykar Makina Delivered New TB2s to TSK
    Baykar Makina Delivered New TB2s to TSK 22 March 2018
    Baykar Makina delivered eight Armed Bayraktar Tactical Block 2 (TB2) unmanned aerial vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). Baykar Makina announced the news on its social media accounts saying, "After successfully completing the performance and functional flight acceptance tests, 8 armed-UAVs (SİHA) entered into the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces with early delivery." TB2 can carry MAM-L and MAM-C developed by ROKETSAN.
  • First Export Contract Signed for Bayraktar TB2
    First Export Contract Signed for Bayraktar TB2 14 March 2018
    Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System, developed by Turkish Baykar Makina and in operational use with the Turkish Armed Forces especially in counterterrorism missions, received its first export success in Qatar. Within the scope of the contract signed between Baykar and Qatar Armed Forces at DIMDEX 2018, 6 armed Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Air Vehicles, 3 ground control station systems and equipment along with UAV training simulator will be delivered within a year.
  • Indigenous UAV Delivered to TAF
    Indigenous UAV Delivered to TAF 16 June 2017
    According to Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry's announcement on its official Twitter account, six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their ground systems have been successfully tested and delivered to Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). Developed by Turkish company Baykar Makina indigenously and in accordance with TAF's requirements, medium-altitute long-endurance (MALE) class UAV Bayraktar TB2 was designed to carry out intelligence, reconaissance an...
  • 'TCG BAYRAKTAR' Will Officially Be Handed Over Tomorrow
    'TCG BAYRAKTAR' Will Officially Be Handed Over Tomorrow 21 April 2017
    The Turkish Naval Forces (Dz.K.K) will supply two Amphibious Ships (LST - Landing Ship Tank) under Amphibious Ship (LST) Procurement Contract by Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The main mission function of the vessel wil be Amphibious Operation and Fire Support. BAYRAKTAR, the first vessel built by Anadolu Shipyard (ADIK), will be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces during a ceremony to be held at ADIK Shipyard on 22 April 2017. The second s...
  • National LST BAYRAKTAR Passed All Tests
    National LST BAYRAKTAR Passed All Tests 14 April 2017
    HAVELSAN announced today that all the tests of BAYRAKTAR, the first ship of the Landing Ship Tank (LST) project, have been completed. The First National Amphibious Landing Ship Tank BAYRAKTAR's temporary acceptance was made on 13 April. HAVELSAN conducted the design, integration and testing of the vessel's warfare management system which features high command and control capabilities and is equipped with modern sensors and weapons. BAYRAKTAR was delivered to the Tu...
  • Bayraktar Ready for Mission
    Bayraktar Ready for Mission 12 February 2017
    Launched in October 2015, the Landing Ship, Tank (LST) TGC Bayraktar (L 402) is expected to be delivered to the Naval Forces Command with a ceremony to be held next week. TGC Bayraktar LST, which has a displacement of 7 thousand 254 tons, is able to disembark from shallow waters of 2 meters. TGC Bayraktar LST will be able to operate in the sea for 30 days without replenishment and has a range of more than 5 thousand sea miles.
  • National Radar for Landing Ship
    National Radar for Landing Ship 27 January 2017
    Today, Turkish Ministry of National Defence announced on their official twitter account that, one of the Turkish Arm Forces Foundation companies ASELSAN's ALPER LPI radar system will be mounted on the TCG Bayraktar LST(Landing Ship, Tank/LST), which will be ready for service in February this year. With its maximum range of 36 nautical miles and low probabilty of intercept (LPI), ALPER LPI radar system will detect all types of surface platforms.
  • Bayraktar At Ease
    Bayraktar At Ease 25 November 2016
    Following Austrian Parliament's approval on suspention of military equipment and hardware export to Turkey, all eyes turned to the Austria-imported systems. Austria provides small weaponary to the defence sector, such as guns, as well as internal combustion engines for civillian aviation. Rotax engines which are developed in Austria powers Turkish UAV Bayraktar TB2, after necessary technical modifications. C4Defence learned that as the company belongs to Canadian Bombardier Inc....
  • Issue 42 Sector News 23 October 2016
    India Opts for Rafale Finland’s Preference is Patria Effective Vision by Rockwell Collins SAAB-DENEL: Partners in Air Defence Ukraine Holds on to Mriya GM’s Fuel Cell Vehicle SAAB Delivers Simulation System to Poland TAI’s Runway Resumes Work Accredited Centre by OTOKAR FNSS Flag at R&D Summit TB2 Bayraktar UAV, Now Operational ASELSAN at Full Steam AYE...
  • Issue 41 Sector News 18 September 2016
    New Aircraft for New Delhi Leonardo to Upgrade Lynx Boeing KC-46 Done with Flight Tests Israeli F-35’s Maiden Flight Rheinmetall’s €400 Million Ammunition Deal Turkey as Regional Support Centre for Airbus CN235 Aircraft TAI #1 Defence Company by Capital 500 One More Export by FNSS STM Liked the Top Rank HAVELSAN, the First Once Again OTOKAR’s SARP Order DETTA De...
  • Bayraktar UAV armed with MSA 18 December 2015
    Baykar Machinery’s production Tactical UAV Bayraktar TB2 is announced to be armed on December 17th. News did not give specific information about the weapon system but it was stated that ROKETSAN’s anti-tank UMTAS was used. C4Defence has learned that ROKETSAN’s UMTAS without engine was used on UAV. Such system is called Mini Smart Ammunition which takes less time to adopt to air platforms. Ammunition which gets smarter can fly towards directed target instead of free falling.