Bayraktar TB2S, developed by Baykar Defense on Bayraktar TB2 platform, performed its UAV flight.
In the post made by Baykar Defense on its social media account Twitter, Bayraktar TB2S SİHA's flight images were included. Baykar Defense made the first post about Bayraktar TB2S system with two visuals to celebrate Azerbaijan's victory. A TB2 SİHA (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with a design change in the visuals caught the eye.
The TB2S's body, which has been noticed with a change in design, has a structure very similar to the layout of the SATCOM antenna used for satellite connection in UAVs. According to the information Defense Turk obtained after the first sharing mentioned above, the name of the new vehicle is TB2S. In the sharing about Bayraktar TB2S, the expressions "On arm flight with # BayraktarTB2 / S SİHA for testing and training ..."
Bayraktar TB2S armament
SATCOM antenna integration was made to Bayraktar TB2S SİHA, which was developed by Baykar Defense engineers over the Bayraktar TB2 SİHA platform. Thanks to the connection made via SATCOM, S / UAVs can overcome the range restriction imposed by the line of sight (LOS) connection, and can communicate with the ground control station in a wide area that is as large as the coverage area of the connected satellite and can operate in a wider area and at a higher range.
Recently, embargoes on electro-optic cameras using SİHAs came to the agenda, and the systems integrated by ASELSAN CATS were tested in a short time.
Since TB2S SİHA has not been officially launched yet, it is unknown which SATCOM was used. However, there is a SATCOM system produced by CTech. Therefore, it can be evaluated that there is no embargo danger.