Turkey In Talks With 10 Nations Including Pakistan To Sell Its Most-Powerful Drone – Bayraktar TB2 UCAV?

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Turkish drone giant Baykar is in talks with at least 10 countries for its TB2 (Tactical Block 2) UCAV, Selcuk Bayraktar, the company’s Chief Technical Officer, said. The names of potential customers were not mentioned, but experts speculate that Pakistan could be one of its customers

Bayraktar revealed the latest information at the Aviation and Space Summit, which was organized by Gebze Technical University’s Aviation and Space Club on August 4, Daily Sabah reported.

Turkey has recently unveiled a stealth carrier-based unmanned aircraft program called MIUS to consolidate its position as a drone superpower.

“Unmanned aircraft will change the concept of air warfare and will replace fifth-generation aircraft,” Bayraktar can be heard saying in a video, a sarcastic remark purportedly aimed at the US, which continues to take pride in its fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.

The Bayraktar TB2

It is a medium altitude long endurance (MALE), tactical UAV capable of conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and armed attack missions. An onboard avionic suite with a triple-redundant computer system enables a fully autonomous taxiing, take-off, landing, and cruise.

The TB2 has proven its efficacy with over 300,000 operational flight hours. Since 2014, it has been carrying out missions successfully within the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie, and the Turkish National Police.


The Bayraktar TB2 holds the record in the Turkish aviation history for endurance (with 27 hours 3 minutes) and for altitude (with 27.030 feet). Bayraktar TB2 is also the first-ever aircraft in its category to be exported abroad.


Such developments with respect to the sale of Baykar’s Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle abroad would result in export revenues constituting a major part of the overall revenues of the company. The TB2 UCAV has been incorporated by the militaries of Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Qatar.

Azerbaijan extensively used this drone in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. It has also been used by Turkish forces in Libya and Syria.


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The TB2 UCAV.
Meanwhile, Poland also signed a contract to purchase the Turkish TB2 drones, making it the first NATO member nation to acquire Turkish drones. These combat drones are said to be armed with anti-tank projectiles.

According to reports, Poland is going to buy a logistics and training package with the UAV. The first shipment is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.

Latvia may become the second European Union and NATO member state to acquire these Turkish UCAVs, Daily Sabah reported.

Albania also showed interest in this combat drone. The parliament set aside an additional budget of 8 million euros ($9.5 million) to procure the TB2 drones.

According to Turkish authorities, the country has become the fourth-largest producer of drones ever since Ankara took the initiative to produce drones domestically in its bid to reduce reliance on Western arms.

The drone was delivered to the Turkish Army first in 2014 and underwent upgrades in 2015. It is currently in service with the Gendarmerie General Command, General Directorate of Security Forces, and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT).

The CTO of Baykar announced that the Bayraktar TB3, a variant of the TB2 which has a takeoff weight of 1450 kg and can operate at high altitudes, will take its maiden flight in 2022. This variant is reported to be a crucial part of its amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu.

Pakistan-Turkey Ties

The possibility of Pakistan buying the TB2 drone can’t be ruled out given it shares close defense ties with Turkey.

Last month, Pakistan had conferred the title of ‘Nishan-e-Imtiaz’ or Order of Excellence on the Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, Gen Umit Dundar.

Similarly, in April 2021, the Turkish Armed Forces awarded Gen Nadeem Raza, Pakistan’s Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, with the ‘Legion of Merit’ honor for his contribution to bolstering the defense ties between the two countries.


Turkey-Pak


In January this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the welding of the third ship to be constructed for Pakistan Navy under the Milgem project, Dawn reported.

Pakistan had signed a contract for four Milgem-class corvettes with ASFAT Inc, a Turkish state-owned defense firm, in 2018. According to the agreement, two corvettes will be built in Turkey and the other two will be built in Pakistan.


In addition, Pakistan agreed to extend a deal with Turkey for T129 Atak helicopters. Signed in 2018, the planned procurement to replace its fleet of AH−1F Cobra gunships that were acquired in the 1980s, has seen several delays.


 

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Idea to our MEA or MOD guys let's buy Turkish UCAV this will bring them on our side. Just like the tanker contract 🤣
Turkroaches will remain Anti-India no matter how much you buy from them, it is run by a Radical Islamist Er🐶an. Indians never hated Turkey until Er🐶an at UN made anti India comments in his speech, it’s good we got to knew Turks (Converted Greeks living in Turkey calling themselves Turks) better late than never.
 

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Idea to our MEA or MOD guys let's buy Turkish UCAV this will bring them on our side. Just like the tanker contract 🤣
I am prety sure the Turky will share EW and EO signatures for those tanker with Pakistani. This will bite us in future if these tankers are replenishing combat ships during operations.
 

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Bayraktar TB2 is a battle proven and very capable drone. Such drones can be very useful in combating the naxal menace in india as well as coastal patrolling as it is much cheaper than the IAI herons.




You are blinded by hate, dont be a paki. Most turks hate Erdogan, he's mostly in power due to his rural voter base and the arrest of his political opponents. Turkey is a very modern and liberal country (much more than India in fact) and far different to whatever Paki propaganda that you have fallen for.
People who bang their head regularly on floor cannot be trusted. All these brain dead people are United by religion.
 

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Bayraktar TB2 is a battle proven and very capable drone. Such drones can be very useful in combating the naxal menace in india as well as coastal patrolling as it is much cheaper than the IAI herons.
We are not going to use drone strikes against our civilian population. It is a sign of failed state.
When Americans carry out drone strikes it always against foreign entities like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, etc.
Naxalite problem is a very different than one whereby Naxalites mix with our ordinary civilians among it extremely difficult to differentiate among them and drones. Collateral damage from our security forces will be unacceptable. All operations will have to be surgical in nature, we can't use indiscriminate drone strikes.

As for surveillance we already have enough gear.

Why we choose IAI Heron over others is because we can. It is like an analogy if one can afford a Mercedes-Benz S-Class why would he buy Maruti Alto even though at the end of day both have same purpose to drive/carry passengers from Point A to Point B. If India can afford IAI Heron why would we go for Bayraktar TB2, specifically when the later is manufactured by a country that is seemingly more hostile to us day by day.

With TAPAS-BH-201 approaching tri-service user trials the need to import such drones is significantly reducing.
 

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DCM Shriram Industries signs agreement with Turkish-based UAV manufacturer

ZD will provide to the Company technological support for two variants of UAVs at different times during the subscription period and both parties will support each other in marketing the products in India and globally.


DCM Shriram Industries has agreed with Zyrone Dynamics Havacilik Danismanlik Ve Ar-Ge San. Tic. A.S., a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the Republic of Turkey.

As per the agreement, the Company would subscribe to 30% of the capital of the foreign company comprising of 25715 shares at a total investment of just over USD 1.05 million in five tranches over about a year, subject to necessary approval about foreign investment under FEMA Regulations.

ZD will provide to the Company technological support for two variants of UAVs at different times during the subscription period and both parties will support each other in marketing the products in India and globally.

In its regulatory filing, DCM Shriram said that ZD will receive the support of the Indian investor company with over a century of experience in manufacturing and marketing of various products and also funds to the extent of USD 1.05 million in the form of capital infusion. The investor company will receive technical support and sample products for the manufacture of the UAV variants in India.

ZD is engaged inter alia in the manufacturing and marketing of UAVs of different types.

In July 2018, the company was granted an industrial licence for the manufacture of 500 units of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) along with Ground Data Terminal, Ground Control Stations and Launchers.

 

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DCM Shriram Industries to form JV with Turkish UAV manufacturer

DCM Shriram Industries has entered into an agreement with Zyrone Dynamics Havacilik Danismanlik Ve Ar-Ge San. Tic. A. S., Turkey. The said Company is engaged inter alia in the manufacturing and marketing of UAVs of different types.
As per the Agreement the Company would subscribe to 30% of the capital of the foreign company comprising of 25715 shares at a total investment of just over USD 1.05 million in five tranches over a period of about a year, subject to necessary approval with regard to foreign investment under FEMA Regulations.

ZD will provide to the Company technological support for two variants of UAVs at different times during the subscription period and both the parties will support each other in marketing the products in India and globally.

 

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Indian firm buys 30% stake in Turkish drone maker

Zyrone Dynamics to enter Indian and Asian markets thank to big new investment


A Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) producer Zyrone Dynamics has received a foreign investment from India worth $1 million.

Thirty percent of the firm’s shares – with a total valuation of $3.5 million – were bought by Indian DCM Shriram Industries, Murat Kanber, co-founder of the Turkish company, told Anadolu Agency.

At this week’s International Defense Industries Fair (IDEF) in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul, the two companies signed a partnership agreement, he stressed.

At the fair, the firm is showcasing two new UAVs, with the highest flying speed in its class, he said.

Defense industry analysts in Turkey and abroad have hailed the performance and growing market share of Turkish-made drones.

Kanber underlined that Zyrone Dynamics was established with the goal of being an international firm that brings foreign currency into Turkey.

With this move, the firm got large investment and gained a big sales channel, he stressed.

Both sides' expectation is creating products for civilian use, especially for cargo transportation, he noted.

Now Zyrone will sell its products to India and its neighbors in the Asian market, after which it also hopes to export drones to Europe and Australia, Kanber stressed.

More than investment

DCM Shriram representative Rudra Shriram said the negotiation period – 18 months – with Zyrone was very difficult due to the pandemic conditions.

He said the agreement was successful and fair for both sides, with one boasting high technology and the other with extensive experience in manufacturing and management.

The partnership is more than just an investment, it is about creating a global UAV company for various applications in civilian and military fields, he said.

 

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Turkroaches will remain Anti-India no matter how much you buy from them, it is run by a Radical Islamist Er🐶an. Indians never hated Turkey until Er🐶an at UN made anti India comments in his speech, it’s good we got to knew Turks (Converted Greeks living in Turkey calling themselves Turks) better late than never.
We know that man, it was sarcasm with reference to tanker deal. Turkey has always supported porks, the idea of doing business with them makes me to vomit.
 

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