German press praises Turkish UCAVs: Inspiring customers around the world, including Putin

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The German Focus website, which scrutinizes Turkey’s military industry, published a remarkable analysis. In the article, it was stated that Bayraktar TB2 ‘inspires customers all over the world, including Putin’.

Turkey’s military armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UCAV) program is on Europe’s agenda.

Bayraktar TB2, which has made a name for itself recently, made headlines in the German press. The German Focus website published a striking analysis of the UCAV.

Emphasizing that the model in question is used by the Ukrainian army, the following statement was made in the news article;

‘The weapon system inspires customers all over the world, including Putin.

Emphasizing that the breakthroughs in the defense industry started after the arms embargo imposed by the US in the 1970s, the article stated that Turkey’s path is ‘self-sufficiency’.


The newspaper quoted President Erdoğan as saying that Turkey is 70 percent self-sufficient in this field, and that the goal is to increase this rate to 100 percent.

In the same article, it was underlined that Turkey has developed various armored vehicles, battle tanks, portable rocket launchers, helicopters and satellite systems in addition to UCAVs, and the following evaluation was given for Bayraktar TB2;

“The war in Ukraine makes it clear that Turkey has developed a weapon system that is among the best the world has to offer at the moment.

The article also reported that many countries are lining up to buy the Turkish UCAV.


Bayraktar TB2 Tactical Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a medium altitude-long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle for reconnaissance and intelligence missions.

With its triple redundant avionics systems and sensor fusion architecture, it has fully autonomous taxi, take-off, landing and normal navigation capabilities.

Bayraktar TB2 has broken the record for time in the air (27 hours and 3 minutes) and altitude (25 thousand 30 feet) in Turkish aviation history.

The basic flight performance of Bayraktar TB2, which is also the first aircraft exported on this scale, is as follows;

18,000 Feet Operational Altitude
27 Hours Maximum Air Time
Fully Automatic Flight Control and 3 Redundant Autopilot Systems (Triple Redundant)
Fully Automatic Landing and Takeoff Capability without Dependence on Ground Systems
GPS Independent Navigation with Internal Sensor Fusion25,000 Feet Maximum Altitude


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