Türkiye promotes its Bayraktar TB2 drone in Poland at MSPO 2022 defense exhibition

Turkish company Baykar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. promotes and displays its Bayraktar TB2 UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) in Poland during the MSPO International Defense Industry fair and exhibition that takes in the city of Kielce.

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Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone is displayed at MSPO 2022 defense exhibition in Poland. (Picture source Army Recognition)

In the last decade, the Turkish defense industry has increased the development capabilities of its defense industry. s. The tactical effectiveness, strength, and survivability of Turkey’s UAVs in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Turkey, and more recently in Ukraine have enabled Turkey’s products to be labeled as “combat proven” and have given Turkey a highly prestigious reputation in the worldwide drone market.

In the war in Ukraine, the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 demonstrated its high effectiveness to conduct reconnaissance, intelligence, and combat missions as a combat drone. Several videos were published on Social networks showcasing the Bayraktar TB2 deployed by the Ukrainian armed forces against the Russian army.

Citing information from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, the Bayraktar TB2 drone armed with anti-tank guided missiles had destroyed several main battle tanks, surface-to-air missile systems, and command posts of the Russian army.

The Bayraktar TB2 is available in two main configurations and can be used to conduct reconnaissance missions. In this configuration, the drone is equipped with the Baykar Real-Time Imagery Transmission System (BGAM) providing real-time image transmission and processing solutions to the defense industry. The BGAM allows high-resolution, non-delay live broadcasts to be monitored by multiple users at the same time. The BGAM is a web-based application that allows users to watch live broadcasts securely on the network or on tablets using the mobile application via the internet.

In armed drone configuration, the Bayraktar TB2 can carry 4 MAM-C or MAM-L laser-guided missiles. These missiles were specially designed for UAVs and light attack aircraft with low payload capacity.

The Bayraktar TB2 drone is powered by a single Rotax 912 internal combustion injection engine developing 105 hp. The engine is positioned between the tail booms and fuel is stored in bladder tanks. It can fly at a maximum speed of over 220 km with a maximum cruising range of up to 6,000 km. It can reach a maximum altitude of 8.2 km and has a flight endurance of 27 hours.