Bayraktar TB3 drone, developed by Baykar Teknoloji, one of the leading companies of the Turkish defense industry, with original and national resources, counts the days for its first flight. Baykar Technology Leader Selcuk Bayraktar has published new images of Bayraktar TB3 drone. Bayraktar, in his post on his Twitter account, stated that he is counting the days for the first flight of TB3.
Baykar Technology Leader Bayraktar, in his social media account, published the photos of Bayraktar TB3 taken before the month of Ramadan. Selcuk Bayraktar, TB3's photos taken from 3 different angles, "The first of its kind, the 'fish', which is the first of its kind with the ability to fold its wings, seen on the production line in the photos we shared today.. #BayraktarTB3 Big brother counts the days to his first flight after #KIZILELMA. ... Have a blessed Sahur..."
Selcuk Bayraktar's post on Twitter received more than 40 thousand likes in a short time, making it one of the most interacted tweets of the day.
Bayraktar TB3 drone is an armed unmanned aerial vehicle system capable of taking off and landing from ships with short runways. In addition to reconnaissance-surveillance and intelligence missions, it has the ability to carry out operations with the domestic smart munitions it carries under its wings. Designed for use on helicopter ships and aircraft carriers with its foldable wing structure, the aircraft offers the user the ability to perform operations with armed unmanned aerial vehicles in overseas missions. Bayraktar TB3, which has line-of-sight communication as well as line-of-sight communication capability, can thus be controlled from very long distances.
Baykar is developing the TB3 so that it can land and take off from the TCG ANADOLU Amphibious Assault Ship, which landed as Türkiye's first amphibious assault ship. TCG ANADOLU will be able to operate with 50 to 110 Bayraktar TB3s depending on the configuration. On the other hand, the assembly work of Bayraktar TB3 prototype is expected to be completed in the first half of this year and the TB3 is expected to make its first flight in 2023.