Will the future Turkish on-board stealth drone humiliate the European defense aeronautics industry?

Following the military intervention in northern Syria, the military support of one of the factions in the Libyan conflict, and above all the acquisition of an S-400 anti-aircraft battery from Russia, the Turkish defense industry, in full swing until 2019, experienced a severe setback following the sanctions imposed by the Europeans and especially the Americans concerning the export of defense technologies. But if certain programs, such as the Altay heavy tank or the TFX combat aircraft were very handicapped by these measures, it is an area in which the Turkish defense industry continued to develop, and to achieve significant commercial successes,...

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Turkey wants to be the first to develop combat drone carrier ship

While the TCG Anadolu assault aircraft carrier will soon be transferred to the Turkish Navy, Ankara seems increasingly convinced by the concept of a combat drone carrier, which would represent, according to Turkish officials, an ongoing evolution of the aircraft carriers in the years and decades to come. For this, Ankara would work since the launch of the Anadolu, on the design of a new ship specially designed for this purpose, and which will be able to implement combat drones propelled by propeller like the TB2 Bayraktar which meets a real success on the international scene for several months, the future TB3 equipped with folding wings,…

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Turkish armies receive their first Akinci drones

Two years. This is the time it took the Turkish specialist in the manufacture of military drones Baykar, to bring its new Medium Altitude Long Endurance MALE Akinci drone from the prototype stage to its operational entry into the Turkish armies. On August 29, during a ceremony with strong nationalist impulses, it was President RT Erdogan himself who celebrated the arrival of the new combat drone in his armies, with unfeigned pride on the part of the leader. Turkish. It must be said that the Akinci PT-2 TIHA has something to satisfy the president, and his efforts in favor of a defense industry...

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Turkey's Baykar develops high-performance, on-board stealth combat drone

Without achieving the effectiveness of the teasing campaign that surrounds the presentation of the new Russian light fighter, the Turkish Baykar, on the strength of the commercial and operational successes of its light Medium Altitude Long Endurance drone TB-2 Bayraktar, has also raised waiting for the presentation of his new combat drone project in an enigmatic video revealing certain parts of the device. The veil was lifted today on this new device, which for the time being only exists in a digital version, and which has not received an official designation, but which, obviously, has very great ambitions. for the manufacturer and the entire aeronautical industry…

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Turkish combat drones multiply commercial successes

The TB2 and ANKA drones had tremendous media exposure during the Nagorno-Karabakh war in 2020, during which, alongside the Harop and Harpy roving ammunition of Israeli origin, they greatly contributed to the success of the Azeri armed forces on the Armenian forces. Since then, Ankara has multiplied contracts and exclusive negotiations with a view to exporting its precious equipment, helping to position the country in the top three of world nations in this field, along with the United States and China. Indeed, in addition to the Turkish Armies and Azeris, Turkish drones have been ordered in recent months by Ukraine, Qatar, Morocco,…

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Excluded from the F35 program, Turkey reorganizes its aeronautical ambitions without the West

While the US Department of Defense had just officially notified Ankara of its definitive exclusion from the F35 program following the acquisition of S400 systems from Russia, Selcuk Bayraktar, the CTO of the company Bayraktar, well known for its drones TB2 which played a decisive role during the Turkish engagements in Syria and Libya, as well as the buts of the Azeri forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 2020. The latter detailed the roadmap that the Turkish authorities were preparing to follow in the field of military aeronautics. And the least that can be said is that the country does not…

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Turkey seems to have solved its drone engine problem

Between the sanctioning of Ankara by Washington and the European Union at the beginning of the year, and the withdrawal of the authorization to export Rotax engines decided by the Canadian Bombardier, the Turkish aeronautical industry seemed to be in a very bad happening, especially since it has to meet already tight delivery schedules, both for the national armed forces and for exports. And even if on the surface the Turkish authorities seem to want to iron out tensions with Washington and Brussels, many subjects of high tension persist, in Iraq for example. However, it may well be that Turkish industrialists have found a solution in the field of aircraft engines.…

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Ukraine and Turkey advance in their industrial collaboration about Defense

A few days ago, we pointed out the difficulties faced by the Turkish defense industry after the interventions of the country's armed forces in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan, actions that led to a certain banishment from the country by many industrial and technological players in European, American and even Russian defence. But there remains a country for which Turkey could prove to be the ideal partner, and vice versa: Ukraine. Indeed, the Ukrainian defense industry remains very active, even if in recent years, Ukrainian exports of defense equipment have clearly collapsed. In particular, it has…

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Canada suspends export of key components of Turkish drone TB2 Bayraktar

The Turkish-made TB2 Bayraktar combat drone has undeniably demonstrated its operational effectiveness in recent months, whether in Syria, Libya or Nagorno-Karabakh. In particular, it showed great precision, both in guiding artillery strikes and in the use of its own light MAM ammunition, dealing serious blows to enemy defences, including in the face of modern anti-aircraft systems such as the Pantsir S1. But if the drone is obviously a success of the Turkish aeronautical industry, its components are, on the other hand, for many imported from Ankara's "allies" within NATO. This is particularly the case…

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Turkish drones to receive satellite link and attract customers

With Israeli vagrant ammunition, Israeli drones such as the now famous TB2 from Bayraktar have undeniably shown great effectiveness during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, a conflict during which they participated in the elimination of a large part Armenian armor and fortifications, despite the presence of anti-aircraft assets such as SA-8 batteries of Soviet origin. These successes only confirm those already recorded in Libya and Syria, theaters in which they would have obtained significant success against modern anti-aircraft systems such as the Russian-made Pantsir S1, yet designed to fight against this type of...

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