The serial production of BOZOK: Laser Guided Miniature Ammunition, which was developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE and whose first firing test was performed in 2018 from BAYRAKTAR TB2 SİHA, will begin in 2021. The development regarding mass production is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021.
With BOZOK, while the diversity in SİHA ammunition has increased, cost-effective solutions are developed in this field at the same time. In BOZOK, which has a lighter structure than MAM-L but will have a more effective warhead, the qualification process started in 2020.
Armor piercing warheads can be added with the improvements to be made with BOZOK, which will be able to carry 6 or 8 with the appropriate release. Vehicles such as Akıncı and Aksungur and ammunition such as Mk-82, HGK and Miniature Bomb can also be used for armed vehicles.
382+ S / UAV systems delivered to security forces by Baykar Defense
The Republic of Turkey is more than 280 thousand hours by the security forces used Bayraktar TB2 S / UAV system was used in the Euphrates Shield Operation, especially in Olive Branch Operation hours worked in 5300 challenging meteorological conditions. Bayraktar TB2 S / UAV systems, which also successfully served in Operation Peace Spring, were recently used in Operation Spring Shield and successfully completed more than 80 percent of all missions.
As stated by Baykar Defense Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar, a total of 154 Bayraktar TB2 S / UAVs have been delivered to the security forces so far. Selçuk Bayraktar announced that the Bayraktar TB2 S / UAV systems they produced are included in the inventory of four countries. Republic of Turkey, Azerbaijan Republic, Qatar and Ukraine security forces Bayraktar TB2 S / H system uses actively.
In the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces and General Directorate of Security, 228+ mini UAVs have already completed 100.000+ flight hours. In addition, 154 Bayraktar TB2 S / UAVs used in the armies of Azerbaijan, Qatar and Ukraine, as well as Turkish security forces, have conducted over 280.000 hours of flight. The 382+ UAV platform, offered by Baykar Defense to the use of security forces, achieved an important first in Turkish aviation history by performing over 380.000 flights.
120+ SUNS in the 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, which was armed in 2015, is being used operationally by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, Turkish National Police and MIT. In addition, together with the Bayraktar TB2 UAV system in the inventory of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 120+ Bayraktar TB2 S / UAVs, which are currently in the inventory, have been actively working by security forces in the fight against terrorism in Turkey and abroad since 290 with 2014 thousand flight hours.
Bayraktar TB2S armed is coming
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.