Turkey’s Havelsan exhibited its newest iteration of indigenously developed fixed-wing vertical take-off and touchdown (VTOL) swarm-capable autonomous Baha unmanned fight aerial automobile (UCAV) on the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 expo, held from 21 to 25 September, in South Africa. Baha (Bulut Alti Insansiz Hava Araci) is a prototype of a Turkish sub-cloud autonomous vertical take-off and touchdown unmanned aerial automobile devrloped by HAVELSAN for the wants of the border safety forces. It was reported that the UAV efficiently accomplished the flight check in an altitude of seven,500 ft (2,300 m) at a distance of 10 km (6.2 mi) removed from the Floor Assist Middle.

The Baha is a small unmanned aerial automobile developed to conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with the flexibility to carry out as an unbiased platform and in alliance with different manned and unmanned air and floor property. The newest design of Baha features a boom-mounted T-tail as an alternative of earlier exercised boom-mounted inverted V-tail. The Baha is operated from a land automobile. An extra growth for the central management of a swarm of 20-30 UAVs, every operated from one land automobile, is in progress. It has a most takeoff weight (MTOW) of 30 kg (66 lb) and its payload capability is 6 kg (13 lb).


Havelsan Baha Unmanned Fight Aerial Car (UCAV)

The Baha unmanned aerial automobile has additionally undergone modifications to incorporate anti-jamming programs and integration with fight administration system and management station for land and naval operations. The unmanned aerial automobile has a wingspan of three.7 m, fitted with 4 electrically powered rotors (two on every wing), which permits VTOL operations. The ahead flight, which is initially propelled by a gasoline engine, can now be propelled by an electrical engine. The endurance achieved by the electrical engine is 2 hours in opposition to the six-hour endurance achieved by means of the gasoline engine.

Havelsan is without doubt one of the main expertise corporations of Türkiye, established in 1982 as an organization affiliated with the Turkish Armed Forces Basis. Because of its decades-long expertise and extremely certified human assets, the corporate supplies excessive technology-based software-intensive options and merchandise for armed forces, private and non-private sectors. Havelsan, not solely designs modern applied sciences but additionally develops holistic protection programs for a trusted future. Havelsan as a dependable, sustainable, and strategic resolution associate additionally leads the way in which for digital transformation each at residence and overseas.