Baykar Defense Technical Manager (CTO) Selçuk Bayraktar shared a section of the test of the engine produced locally by TEI in his post on his Twitter account and gave the good news of Bayraktar TB3 UAV.
Selçuk Bayraktar stated in his post that the domestic engine (PD-170 or its derivative estimated) has been tested and this engine will be integrated into the AKINCI Tarruzi Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TİHA) and Bayraktar TB3. Selçuk Bayraktar engine “The aircraft engine with the highest performance values by far in this class in the world.” launched as.
Selçuk Bayraktar stated that the test was carried out a month ago, the engine tested was not a prototype and it was a mass production engine. There is no official explanation yet regarding the design details and payloads of the TB3, whose name is only mentioned. However, the estimates are that there will be a MALE (medium altitude, long-stay-in-air) class UAV between Bayraktar TB3 and AKINCI.
Selçuk Bayraktar’s sharing “With TB3, we are likely to see some structural changes in TB2 as well. I think SATCOM can be integrated. A TB2 to be integrated with SATCOM would be much more dangerous.
Doğan said about the test images: “If I’m not mistaken, the other engine is the Pratt & Whitney PT-6 Turboprop engine. This engine is also used in Hürkuş. It may be considered as an alternative to AKINCI TİHA. I think there are different alternatives. ” said.
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