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TB2 successfully resists EW in Ukraine

Bayraktar TB2 Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SİHA), which is in the inventory of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, was exposed to electronic warfare. During the electronic warfare activities carried out for test purposes, the SİHA was successful.

The test team of the Ukraine State Weapons Testing and Certification Research Institute (DNDI VS OVT) carried out some tests on an on-duty Bayraktar TB2 SİHA in line with the directives of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

During the tests carried out according to the program and methods prepared by the institute experts, the Ukrainian Air Force teams applied electronic warfare to the Bayraktar TB2 SİHA under various conditions.

According to the Ukrainian Army, the purpose of the tests was to verify the counter-operation capability of Bayraktar TB2 advanced electronic warfare vehicles in modern warfare conditions. According to the information obtained, the SİHA successfully continued its flight even under electronic warfare.

During the test activities, both domestic and foreign electronic warfare systems were used.

Ukrspecexport, the defense export agency of the Ukrainian state, signed an agreement with Baykar Defense for the supply of 6 Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), two control stations and 200 smart ammunition in January 2019, worth $69 million. made deliveries. Thus, Bayraktar TB2 SİHA first entered the inventory of the Ukrainian Air Force.

Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs Delivered to the Ukrainian Navy
After the Ukrainian Air Force, the Ukrainian Navy, which decided to get Bayraktar TB2 SİHA, also placed an order in the past months. In this context, Baykar Defense also delivered the first batch of SİHA to the Ukrainian Navy last month.

Ukraine aims to procure more than 40 UAVs.

Three Propeller Engine and WESCAM MX-15D
It has been observed that the engines of Bayraktar TB2s belonging to Ukraine have three propellers and the WESCAM production MX-15D EO/IR targeting system is used as the camera system.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated in a television program he attended that the sale of TB2's propellers was stopped by Germany, and when the propellers were produced locally, it was said, "Buy it from us, let's get a discount".

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“The TEI-TS1400 can be easily converted into a turboprop. Maybe we need to tweak the parameters of the power turbine a bit.

It is in the power class that can easily fly Hürkuş if our state wishes."
 

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Interview with the CEO of TUSAS/TAI

Main points of this interview:

  • "Hürjet's ground tests will begin at the beginning of 2022, it will make its first flight on March 18, 2023, and it will be delivered in 2025. It will take until 2027 for us to deliver the armed Hürjet. We will deliver TF-X in 2028."

  • "Hürjet's price will be 1/4 of TF-X, and its operational expenses will be less than 1/4."

  • "There is an international tender soon. We are preparing ourselves for it. If they buy from us, we will have concluded our first (Hürjet) export in 2022 and made our first delivery in 2025."

  • "By the end of this year or the beginning of next year, we will have delivered 83 T129 ATAK helicopters."

  • "We will deliver 3 (T625 Gökbey) helicopters to 'Jandarma' until the end of 2022. After that, I hope we will deliver a dozen or so every year to the Turkish Air Force."

  • "The first version of the T929 will use 2 engines of 2,500shp, and the next version will use 2 engines of 3,000shp."

  • "As TUSAŞ, we want to be in the top 7 largest helicopter companies in the world. I hope we will see it in 2025."
 

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Tender for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Procurement from SSB

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Presidency of Defense Industry Presidency has published a call for proposal dossier (TÇD) for the procurement of two different types of unmanned surface vehicles.
In the statement made by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) on the subject, “Based on the need of the Naval Forces Command; It has been published for the purpose of receiving a Proposal for the procurement of 1 Base/Port Defense Vehicle and 1 Surface Warfare Vehicle within the scope of the Autonomous Surface Vehicle Procurement Project.”

The Base/Port Defense Vehicle is expected to be equipped with payloads for anti-submarine warfare, while the Surface Warfare Vehicle is expected to be equipped with some tactical missile system payloads.

The Authority explained the pre-qualification conditions for the companies that will participate in the tender as follows:

Possession of a valid “Facility Security Certificate.
Demonstrated autonomous vehicle capability to the SSB on obstacle avoidance.
Route tracking and navigation by using a boat.
Software developed with domestic and national resources until August 15, 2021.
Having at least ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance Certificate.

According to the information obtained by SavunmaSanayiST, the plans of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) with unmanned naval vehicles are not limited to these. In the following stages, SSB will supply 40 Autonomous Surface Vehicles and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles based on the needs of the Turkish Naval Forces Command. The project is carried out by the SSB Marine Vehicles Department.

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TF-X indigenous engine might produce
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It wouldn't surprise me if 35000lbf is the targeted goal. The initial pictures of the indigenous engine have normal 3 LP compressor stages but only 6 HP compressor stages which is the same on the M88 and F135 while the F136 and EJ200 have mere 5 stages. The F110 and AL-31F have 9 HP compressor stages while the F100 has 10 if I remember correctly. Of all the engines out there, the initial pictures resemble the F135 the most.

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TF-X indigenous engine might produce
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It wouldn't surprise me if 35000lbf is the targeted goal. The initial pictures of the indigenous engine have normal 3 LP compressor stages but only 6 HP compressor stages which is the same on the M88 and F135 while the F136 and EJ200 have mere 5 stages. The F110 and AL-31F have 9 HP compressor stages while the F100 has 10 if I remember correctly. Of all the engines out there, the initial pictures resemble the F135 the most.

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35000 Pounds = 155.69 kN ... why not directly 170 or even 195 kN?? It sounds even more and surely with some magical IT-tool you could manage this easily?!

Oh well ... the Chinese needed decades to develop and field a reliable modern turbofan in the 140 kN-thrust range and you really think this could be done just within a few years!??

I promise you, you will be very, very disappointed and this is not a "starting a discussion", but just in the same way like you posting any claim the "stating of a fact"!
 
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