Baykar Defense Technical Manager (CTO) Selçuk Bayraktar shared a section of the test of the engine produced locally by TEI in his post on his Twitter account and gave the good news of Bayraktar TB3 UAV.
Selçuk Bayraktar stated in his post that the domestic engine (PD-170 or its derivative estimated to be) has been tested and this engine will be integrated into the AKINCI Tarruzi Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TİHA) and Bayraktar TB3. Selçuk Bayraktar engine "The aircraft engine with the highest performance values by far in this class in the world." launched as.
National design developed by TEI, domestic production aircraft engine.
The aircraft engine with the highest performance values in this class in the world.
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We tested, compared ...
AKINCI and Bayraktar will power TB3!
- Selcuk Bayraktar (@Selcuk) October 29, 2020
Selçuk Bayraktar stated that the test, whose images were shared, was carried out a month ago, the engine tested was not a prototype and a mass production engine.
There is no official statement yet regarding the design details and payloads of TB3, whose name is only mentioned. However, the estimates are that there will be a MALE (medium altitude, long-stay-in-air) class UAV between Bayraktar TB2 and AKINCI.
"A TB2 to be integrated with SATCOM would be much more dangerous"
Defense Turk writer Kadir DoğanAbout Selçuk Bayraktar's sharing “With TB3, we are likely to see some structural changes in TB2 as well. I think SATCOM can be integrated. A TB2 to be integrated with SATCOM would be much more dangerous.Found in the statement.
Doğan said about the test images: “If I'm not mistaken, the other engine is the Pratt & Whitney PT-6 Turboprop engine. This engine is also used in Hürkuş. It may be considered as an alternative to AKINCI TİHA. I think there are different alternatives. " said.