The Bayraktar TB3 drone has completed its ‘first high speed roll test’


WorldTekhno.comBaykar Makina announced that the Bayraktar TB3 folding wing combat drone (UCAV) has completed the so-called first high-speed roll test.

The Bayraktar TB3 is a folding wing combat aircraft carrier (UCAV) drone developed by Baykar Makina, a Turkish defence company. The drone is designed to operate from aircraft carriers and has been commissioned by the Turkish Navy.

The Bayraktar TB3 was first unveiled in October 2020 and is ultimately intended to operate from the TCG Anadolu (amphibious assault) aircraft carrier. With a folding wing design, TCG Anadolu can accommodate 30 to 50 TB3 drones.

Specification

  • Length: 8.3 metres
  • Height: 2.6 metres
  • Wingspan: 14 metres
  • Maximum take-off weight: 1,450 kg
  • Payload capacity: 280 kg
  • Maximum speed: 300 km/h
  • Cruising speed: 125 km/h
  • Endurance: 24 hours
  • Weapon system:

°Guided bomb
°Air-to-surface missile
°Capability

Bayraktar TB3 has the following capabilities:

  • Intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR).
  • Aggressor
    Operational

Bayraktar TB3 made its maiden flight on 28 April 2022. The drone is scheduled to enter operational service in 2024.

Differences with TB2

Bayraktar TB3 has several differences with TB2, namely:

  • Larger size
  • Larger payload capacity
  • Higher speed
  • Take-off and landing capabilities from aircraft carriers.

The Turkish Navy has ordered 50 Bayraktar TB3 units. The drone has also attracted interest from several other countries, including Indonesia.

Conclusion

The Bayraktar TB3 is an advanced combat drone and has the potential to become an important combat force for the Turkish Navy. This drone can also become a serious competitor to other UCAVs in the global market.***


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