Milli SİHA Bayraktar TB2 Completes 200 Thousand Flight Hours

milli siha Bayraktar completed tb thousand flight time
milli siha Bayraktar completed tb thousand flight time

Turkey's first domestic and national sihai Bayraktar TB2, by successfully completing the 200 thousand flight hours has scored a new record in the history of Turkish aviation.


Milli SİHA (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Bayraktar TB2 left another important milestone behind. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA System, which broke new ground in the history of Turkish aviation, has successfully completed 200 thousand flight hours. Thus, an aircraft of this class, designed and manufactured with domestic and national facilities, flew 200 thousand hours and became the first national aircraft to operate in the sky for the longest time.

In 110 SIHA inventory

Turkey's developed by national Baykan producing SIH system when specifications and participated in the operations evaluated national SIH of the best in the world in its class Bayraktar TB2, the Turkish Armed Forces in 2014 (TAF) entered into inventory. The unmanned aerial vehicle, armed in 2015, is operationally used by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, General Directorate of Security and MIT. 110 Bayraktar TB2 SİHA, which is currently in the inventory, has been actively involved in the fight against terrorism both at home and abroad since 2014 by security forces.

First export success

The success of Bayraktar TB2 SİHA system, which has been followed with interest by the world aviation and defense sector, has opened the door to the export of an advanced aircraft for the first time in the history of the Republic. Thus, one of the most important steps of the Turkish Defense Industry was taken. Within the scope of the agreements, Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs were exported to Ukraine, which has a 100-year history in aviation and produces the world's largest aircraft, and then to Qatar. Negotiations with other countries that are interested in the National SİHA are continuing.

The owner of the records

Bayraktar TB2 SİHA developed its own record by flying for 16 hours and 2019 minutes without interruption in harsh geographical and climatic conditions such as high temperature and sand storm in the demo flight he attended in Kuwait on July 27, 3. Turkish aviation history at 27 hours, 3 minutes in the air by staying the longest endurance and 27 thousand 30 feet in height, Turkey altitude record-breaking national SIH is 200 thousand hours of flight, the Turkish aviation history in this long won the first aircraft sheet serving successfully in Turkey .

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 worked in many operations such as Pençe and Kıran for the terrorist organization, also played an important role in the operations carried out to the so-called managers of the terrorist organization sought in the Red List. National SIHAs also take part in the protection of the Blue Homeland. In this context, Fatih and Yavuz, who work in the Eastern Mediterranean, accompany our drilling vessels for safety from the air. Bayraktar TB16 SİHA, which landed from Dalaman Naval Air Base Command on December 2019, 2, to be deployed in TRNC for missions within the same scope, signed a historical 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.

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.

Turkey is one of six countries that produce its own ammunition and sihai

With its three backed avionics systems and sensor fusion architecture, Bayraktar TB2 SİHA system, which has the capability of fully autonomous taxi, take-off, normal cruise and landing, has been actively used since 2014 as the first national tactical unmanned aerial vehicle system to enter the TAF inventory. Bayraktar TB4, which can carry 2 MAM-L and MAM-C missiles produced by Roketsan on its wings, has the ability to precisely target with its built-in laser target marker. With this feature, Turkey, and producing their own sihai munitions stand out as one of six countries in the world. With a 6 percent locality rate, Milli SİHA stands out as an all-in-one solution with fast see-and-shoot feature to prevent damage to areas close to the target. Armed for the Turkish Armed Forces, the system provides the opportunity for reconnaissance, continuous air surveillance, target detection and destruction.

Source: defenceturk


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