- Apr 3, 2017
Nice! A handsome drone.
Looks like a partial redesign from the TB2, along with a much larger frame. The newer design makes it look like it has a higher service ceiling, longer rage, and bigger payload.The photos are from last week.
TB3 will not steal roles from TB2 or Akıncı.Would this take over the role of the tb2 or the akinci?
In addition to Merzifonlu üstad's post,Looks like a partial redesign from the TB2, along with a much larger frame. The newer design makes it look like it has a higher service ceiling, longer rage, and bigger payload.
Would this take over the role of the tb2 or the akinci?
The photos are from last week.
SATCOM antenna seems like a waste of payload weight, it's already very tricky to take off from TCG Anadolu. It's good for naval reconnaissance, not good for providing air support to landing operations. A MAM-T under the fuselage would be much more preferable to a SATCOM antenna on top for our purposes.In addition to Merzifonlu üstad's post,
- BLOS with SATCOM,
- Take Off and Landing Capability from very Short-Runways
- 2x increased payload
- Folding landing gear and folding wings
- Completely navalized structure
Capabilities such as +24H endurance, Fully Autonomous Take Off and Landing are already standard in all Baykar systems.
The UK and Japanese FM and MoDs are closely interest in Baykar projects. In fact, in the last year, probably the highest number of diplomatic and military delegations from these two countries have visited Baykar facilities or met with company officials. So It is not unlikely that KE will take part in Italy, Japan and the UK's next generation fighter jet project as part of machine-human teaming.
Also TB-3 will most likely feature in the navies of these countries. TB-2 news was also unexpected for me. However, the logistical and sustainment advantages of the TB-2 in the tactical class are outstanding, and it is a platform that has proven itself with the systems it carries in many combat environments. So these exploratory studies and test evaluations are not without reason.