Bayraktar Mini UAV

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Bayraktar Mini UAV
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Role Miniature UAV
National origin Turkey
Manufacturer Baykar Makina
First flight October 2006
Primary user Turkish Armed Forces
Produced 2005
Number built 500

Bayraktar Mini UAV is a Miniature UAV produced by Turkish company Baykar.[1][2]

Development[edit]

Bayraktar's operation

With the concept of short range day and night aerial reconnaissance and surveillance applications, system design activities started within 2004. Initial prototype Bayraktar A has been developed in 2005, and following successful autonomous flight demonstrations, Baykar has been awarded with a contract to start serial production. After hundreds of trials and feed backs, system was subject to major modifications. As a result, Bayraktar B Mini UAV Systems[3] fielded and became operational in 2007 to serve initially for Turkish Armed Forces.[4] Due to its success in the region, the system was purchased by the Qatar Armed Forces in 2012.[5][6]

Overview[edit]

Mobile GCS
Bayraktar snow condition

Bayraktar-B is a hand-launched, portable UAV system, designed to operate under harsh geographic and meteorological conditions.[7][8] Bayraktar-B is fielded with small army units, and as of 2012 have recorded more than 50,000 flight hours. System offers a complete autonomy with protective features with a high rank of reliability and easiness for the operators, which makes it a valuable technological asset.

Main features are:

  • Automatic waypoint navigation
  • Secure digital communication
  • Home Return and automatic parachute landing in case of lost communication
  • Smart battery management system
  • Remote-range command/control and monitor (WAN Relay)
  • Ground control switching
  • Automatic take off
  • Automatic cruising
  • Automatic belly landing / parachute deployment
  • Joystick assisted semi-automatic control
  • Automatic stall control in case of electric motor dysfunction
  • Automatic spin control in case of very harsh wind conditions
  • Real-time Google Earth integration (display of telemetry data, routes etc. in real-time)
Battery Charge Module
  • On-screen video display
  • Target coordinate estimation within 10 meters accuracy
  • Automatic tracking antenna system

Operational History[edit]

Bayraktar Mini UAS is operational since 2007.

  • Suleyman Sah Tomb located in Syria is protected with Bayraktar Mini.[9]
  • ISID convoy detected by Bayraktar Mini and hit by Firtina.[10]

Specifications[edit]

Specification Bayraktar A Bayraktar B Notes
Length 1.2 meters 1.2 meters
Wing Span 1.6 meters 1.9 meters (2.5 meters optional)
Weight 3.5 kg 4.5 kg
Power / Source Electric / Battery Electric / Battery
Take Off Hand LaunchV Hand Launch
Landing Belly Landing Belly Landing / Parachute Landing
Communication Range 10 km 15 km (With Auto Tracking Antenna System)
Endurance > 60 minutes > 60 minutes (with 1000 meters operational Altitude)
Operational Altitude 1000 ft 3000 ft
Maximum Altitude 12000 ft 12000 ft
Cruise Speed 70 km/hour 55 km/hour
Payload 1 CCD Camera (Fixed Mount) CCD Camera (Tilt Axis Movement) CCD Camera (2 Axis Movement)
Payload 2 Thermal Camera (Fixed Mount) Thermal Camera (Tilt Axis Movement) Thermal Camera (2 Axis Movement)
Structure Composite material Composite material
Operating Crew 2 2

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