Serbia could purchase Turkish made TB2 Bayraktar UAVs

According to information published by Armenia News on April 10, 2022, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, announced the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 strike drones from Turkey.

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Serbia could purchase Turkish made TB2 Bayraktar UAVs Haluk Bayraktar, CEO of Bayraktar and the President of the Republic of Kosova, Vjosa Osmani, in front of Bayraktar TB2 UAV (Picture source: Baykar)

The Bayraktar TB2 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations.

It is manufactured by the Turkish Company Baykar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., primarily for the Turkish Armed Forces. The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in a ground control station, including weapons employment. The development of the UAV has been largely credited to Selçuk Bayraktar, a former MIT graduate student.

The Bayraktar TB2 platform has a blended wing body design with an inverse V-tail structure. Thrust is generated through the internal combustion engine placed between the tail booms. The monocoque platform is modular with detachable main items such as wing, tail boom, and V-tails.

The Bayraktar TB2 has a length of 6.5 m, a height of 2.2 m and a wingspan of 12 m. It has a maximum take-off weight of 650 kg with a maximum payload capacity of 150 kg.

It can fly at a maximum speed of 120 knots (222 km/h) at a maximum altitude of 27,000 feet (8,230 m) and has a flight endurance of up to 27 hours.