Polish Air Force Receives 1st Batch Of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles
Turkish fight drone maker Baykar has delivered the primary batch of Bayraktar TB2 unmanned fight aerial automobiles (UCAVs) to Poland after signing an settlement again in 2021. The contract to provide the Polish Armed Forces with 4 batches of Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs was signed in Could 2021. Every of the batches contains six armed Bayraktar TB2 drones and three cellular management stations. In complete, 24 UCAVs will enter the Polish army’s stock. The contract will present a 24-month guarantee, a coaching and logistics bundle and a expertise switch guaranteeing the potential for servicing and repairing.
The contract additionally contains the supply of SAR radars, simulators and a inventory of spare elements in addition to the supply of MAM-L and MAM-C laser-guided missiles that have been developed by one other Turkish protection large, Roketsan and utilized by the Bayraktar UCAVs. The contract, which concluded with out a procurement course of, signed throughout a go to by Polish President Andrzej Duda to Turkey. Authorities in fellow NATO member Turkey say the nation has develop into the world’s fourth-largest drone producer since President Tayyip Erdogan elevated home manufacturing to scale back reliance on Western arms.
The Polish official recalled that “at the moment,” the nation’s political opposition had criticized the acquisition and stated they’d no use for the weapon. Talking throughout a gathering with Polish troopers, Deputy Prime Minister and Protection Minister Mariusz Blazczak stated Friday: “At this time, we acquired the primary supply of Bayraktar drones. Subsequent UAV programs might be persistently launched to the Polish Armed Forces. We use all means to make Poland secure. What is going on in Ukraine reveals that they have been mistaken. We have been proper that it’s an efficient weapon. This weapon, within the palms of the Ukrainians, permits to successfully defend the territory of Ukraine.”
The Baykar Bayraktar TB2 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned fight aerial automobile (UCAV) able to remotely managed or autonomous flight operations. It’s manufactured by the Turkish firm Baykar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., primarily for the Turkish Armed Forces. The plane are monitored and managed by an aircrew in a floor management station, together with weapons employment. The event of the UAV has been largely credited to Selçuk Bayraktar, a former MIT graduate scholar. The drone is 6.5 meters (21 toes) lengthy and has a span of 12 meters. It achieves a flight period of as much as 27 hours.
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