Turkey's first domestic and national sihai Bayraktar TB2, by successfully completing the 300 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 300 thousand flight hours. Thus, an aircraft of this class, designed and manufactured with domestic and national facilities, flew 300 thousand hours and became the first national aircraft to operate in the sky for the longest time.
160 SİHA on duty
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 being used operationally by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, Turkish National Police and MIT. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA has been actively working by security forces in the fight against terrorism at home and abroad since 2014. Currently, Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Qatar in inventory 160 continues to serve Bayraktar SIH to TB2.
The domestic rate is at a record level
Baykar, which has developed the software and hardware systems, which are the biggest added value in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles with its team of Turkish engineers since the early 2000s, is shown as one of the leading technology companies in the world with its engineering power in 13 different disciplines. While components such as piston engine, check valve and water trap, which are used in Bayraktar TB2 SİHA production, that are supplied ready on the shelf do not exceed 1%, the more advanced of similar consumables compared to the alternatives in the world are supplied from domestic manufacturers. Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, with all critical components, designs and software developed nationally and indigenously by Baykar, are produced in the world with a record-breaking 93% local industry participation.
2020 million dollars export in 360
The success of Bayraktar TB2 SİHA system, which is followed with interest by the world aviation and defense sector, also opened the door for an advanced aircraft export 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 made, Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs were exported to Ukraine, which has a long history of 100 years in aviation and produces the world's largest aircraft, Antonov cargo aircraft, and then to Qatar and Azerbaijan. According to the information obtained from the company officials, most of Baykar's revenues were obtained from exports to abroad. Baykar, which made its first national UAV export in 2012, achieved a great success in a strategic field such as the defense industry with the S / UAV system export of 2020 million dollars in 360. Negotiations continue with many countries that are interested in National SİHAs.
The owner of the records
Bayraktar TB2 SİHA has developed its own record by flying uninterrupted for 16 hours and 2019 minutes in difficult geographical and climatic conditions such as high temperature and sandstorm during its demo flight in Kuwait on July 27, 3. National SİHAs continue to operate in all adverse weather conditions such as desert heat, freezing cold, snow and storm in Qatar, Syria, Ukraine and Karabakh. The longest endurance Turkish aviation history in the tactical class 27 hours 3 minutes in the air remaining and 27 thousand 30 feet in height, Turkey altitude record-breaking national SIH is 300 thousand hours of flight, so long successful first aircraft fact that services in Turkey on Turkish aviation the also won.
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 served in many operations against the terrorist organization such as Claw and Kıran, also played an important role in the operations carried out against the so-called managers of the terrorist organization wanted on the Red List. National SİHAs also take part in the protection of the Blue Homeland. In this context, Fatih and Yavuz, working in the Eastern Mediterranean, accompanied our drilling ships by air for security. Bayraktar TB16 SİHA, which took off from Dalaman Naval Air Base Command and landed at Geçitkale Airport on December 2019, 2 to be deployed in the TRNC for the same missions, signed a historic 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.
Forest fires and rescue of migrants
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs took part in combating forest fires as well as security and humanitarian aid duties. Operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the national SİHA also played an important role in the protection of our forests by flying 7/24, monitoring 3,5 million hectares of forest area against fire risk. Bayraktar TB2s followed the ongoing irregular migration movements in the Aegean and the Mediterranean from the sky, and made a significant contribution to saving the lives of many irregular migrants and documenting human rights violations.
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.
Played an important role in the liberation of Karabakh
Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs also played an important role in ending the Karabakh occupation of brother country Azerbaijan, which has been going on for nearly 30 years. Azerbaijan launched a military operation against Nagorno-Karabakh, which is under Armenian occupation, on 27 September 2020. On November 44, 10, 2020 days after the start of the operation, the Azerbaijani Army took control of Nagorno-Karabakh by ending the occupation of Armenia. During the operation against Armenia, the Azerbaijani Army used Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs, which were developed nationally and indigenously by Baykar, on the entire front line. According to the studies confirmed by defense analysts, many air defense systems, radar systems, tanks, armored vehicles, trucks, arsenals, positions and units belonging to the Armenian Army were destroyed with Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs. This success of Azerbaijan's Army, which surprised the world, was interpreted by the world media and defense experts as changing the war history of Turkish SİHAs and reaching a point guard power.
Turkey is one of six countries that produce its own ammunition and sihai
With its triple redundant avionics systems and sensor fusion architecture, Bayraktar TB2 SİHA system, which has the capability of fully autonomous taxi, take-off, normal navigation and landing, has been actively used since 2014 as the first national tactical unmanned aerial vehicle system included in the TSK inventory. Bayraktar TB4, which can carry 2 MAM-L and MAM-C missiles produced by Roketsan on its wings, has the ability to make precise targeting 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. National SİHA draws attention as a system that offers an all-in-one solution with a quick see-and-see feature in order to prevent damage to areas close to the target. Armed for the Turkish Armed Forces, the system provides reconnaissance, continuous aerial surveillance, target detection and destruction.