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Turkia. Vende alla Polonia 24 droni anticarro Bayraktar TB2.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-27.

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«The Bayraktar TB2 is a Turkish medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations. It is manufactured by Turkey′s Baykar company primarily for the Turkish Armed Forces. The aircraft is monitored and controlled by an aircrew in the Ground Control Station, including weapons employment, via Türksat satellite. Bayraktar means “ensign” or “standard-bearer” in Turkish. The development of the UAV has been largely credited to Selçuk Bayraktar, a former MIT graduate student.

The aircraft previously relied on imported and regulated components and technologies such as the engines (manufactured by Rotax in Austria) and optoelectronics (FLIR sensors imported from Wescam in Canada or Hensoldt from Germany). Engines exports were halted when Bombardier, owner of Rotax, became aware of the military use of their recreational aircraft engines. ….

General Characteristics

    Crew: 0 onboard, 3 per one ground control station

    Length: 6.5 m (21 ft)

    Wing Span: 12 m (39 ft)

    Max Take Off Weight: 650 kg (1,430 lb)

    Payload: 150 kg (330 lb)

    Powerplant: 1 x 100 Hp Internal Combustion Engine with Injection

    Fuel Capacity: 300 litres (79 US gal)

    Fuel Type: Gasoline

Performance

    Maximum Speed: 120 knots (220 km/h)

    Cruise Speed: 70 knots (130 km/h)

    Range: 150 km (81 nmi)[27]

    Communication Range: Line-of-sight propagation

    Service Ceiling: 27,000 feet (8,200 m)

    Operational altitude: 18,000 feet (5,500 m)

    Endurance: 27 hours

Armaments

The Smart Micro Munition (MAM-L) and behind it MAM-C high explosive variant

Hardpoints: 4 hardpoints for laser guided smart munition, with provisions to carry combinations of :

    L-UMTAS (Long Range Anti tank Missile System) 

    MAM: MAM-C and MAM-L precision-guided munitions

    Roketsan Cirit (70 mm Missile System)

    TUBITAK-SAGE Bozok Laser Guided Rockets

    TUBITAK-SAGE TOGAN[132] Air-to-surface launched 81 mm mortar munition.» [Fonte]

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«Poland will buy 24 armed drones from Turkey, the Polish defence minister said on Saturday, becoming the first NATO member to buy Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)»

«The Bayraktar TB2 drones, the first of which are due to be delivered next year, will be armed with anti-tank projectiles. Poland will also buy a logistics and training package»

«Blaszczak told state radio the Bayraktar TB2 drones “have proven themselves in wars”»

«The contract, which will be concluded without a procurement process, will be signed next week during a visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda to Turkey»

«Authorities in fellow NATO member Turkey say the country has become the world’s fourth-largest drone producer since President Tayyip Erdogan increased domestic production to reduce reliance on Western arms»

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L’idea di una Turkia misera e sottosviluppata persiste ad alimentare l’immaginario collettivo europeo.

Ma la realtà dei fatti indica come essa sia in grado di produrre armamenti altamente sofisticati e che hanno provato la loro efficacia sul campo di battaglia.

«the country has become the world’s fourth-largest drone producer»

Quindi, si colloca subito dietro Russia, Cina e Stati Uniti, le tre grandi superpotenze mondiali.

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Poland to become first NATO country to buy Turkish drones.

Poland will buy 24 armed drones from Turkey, the Polish defence minister said on Saturday, becoming the first NATO member to buy Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Bayraktar TB2 drones, the first of which are due to be delivered next year, will be armed with anti-tank projectiles. Poland will also buy a logistics and training package, said Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

Blaszczak told state radio the Bayraktar TB2 drones “have proven themselves in wars” and added that the UAVs would be serviced by a military company, without giving further details.

The contract, which will be concluded without a procurement process, will be signed next week during a visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda to Turkey.

Authorities in fellow NATO member Turkey say the country has become the world’s fourth-largest drone producer since President Tayyip Erdogan increased domestic production to reduce reliance on Western arms.

Turkish defence technology company Baykar has sold its Bayraktar TB2 armed drone to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Qatar and Libya. Erdogan said in March that Saudi Arabia was also interested in buying Turkish drones. read more

Canada scrapped export permits for drone technology to Turkey in April, after concluding that the equipment was used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. The parts under embargo included camera systems for Baykar armed drones.