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Turkish UAV Development and Fielding

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With Turkey set to become one of the largest operators of UAVs, I think it's suitable to open up a thread which records development and fielding of the UAVs.

Two major companies developing UAVs in Turkey;
Baykar Makina
Turkish Aerospace Industries

Baykar Makina

Bayraktar TB2 - Tactical Drone - ISAR 24hr endurance
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Akinci (Raider) - Combat Drone - ISAR 24hr endurance
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Turkish Aerospace Industries
Anka - Medium Altitude Long Endurance - ISAR 24hr endurance
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Aksungur - High Altitude Long Endurance - ISAR 49hr endurance
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Akinci (Raider) is being developed with concept of being a combat drone, as such Aselsan has been tasked with developing the multi-purpose radar.
From the picture below we are able to gather that a mechanical phased array radar is being developed in the first phase with the development expanding further into an AESA radar in phase II.
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Turkey’s Drone Blitz Over Idlib
Between February 27 and March 5, Turkey conducted Operation Spring Shield to halt the Syrian Arab Army’s blitz offensive in Idlib and to press Moscow into brokering a ceasefire. Due to the grave risks involved in operating in the Syrian airspace, Turkish military planners opted for using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as the principal airpower asset. While the Turkish Armed Forces scored a large number of kills on the Baathist regime’s combat units, the unmanned systems’ success in eliminating Syria’s Russian-manufactured surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems deserve the utmost attention. Within a week, Turkey’s UAVs destroyed a total of eight Pantsir and Buk air defenses (Yeni Safak, March 4).
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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzB5Vip5Wpc
 
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