Baykar Defense announced that the Bayraktar TB2S, developed on the Bayraktar TB2 platform, has performed its first flight.
Baykar Defense made the Twitter post about the Bayraktar TB2S system with two visuals to celebrate Azerbaijan’s victory. A TB2 SİHA with a design change in the visuals caught the eye.
The TB2S has a change in design with a structure very similar to the layout of the SATCOM antenna used for satellite connection in UAVs.
Bayraktar TB2S armament
The SATCOM antenna integration was made to Bayraktar TB2S SİHA. Thanks to the connection made via SATCOM, S / UAVs can overcome the range restriction imposed by the line of sight (LOS) connection, and can communicate with the ground control station in a wide area that is as large as the coverage area of the connected satellite and can operate in a wider area and at a higher range.
Recently, embargoes on electro-optic cameras using SİHAs came to the agenda, and the systems integrated by ASELSAN CATS were tested in a short time.
Since TB2S SİHA has not been officially launched yet, it is unknown which SATCOM was used. However, there is a SATCOM system produced by CTech. Therefore, it can be evaluated that there is no embargo danger.
Sources:Website; Railly News
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