23.3.2020

Downed Turkish Drone Found in Idlib

Downed Turkish Drone Found in Idlib – link

Source: UAS Vision

Article Headlines

  • The Anna News Agency released a new photo that showed the remains of a Turkish drone that was shot down by a Russian-made air defense system in Syria
  • In the image released, two Russian military journalists are photographed with the remains of the Turkish drone
  • The type was not stated, but it would appear to be a Bayraktar
  • It was probably shot down by a Russian-made Pantsir S-1 air defense system, which was deployed to the Idlib front shortly after the Turkish military began launching heavy strikes on the Syrian Army’s positions
  • It should be clarified that the record holder among air defense systems armed with SAA in the number of downed Turkish drones was the Buk-M2E air defense system, which destroyed two dozen Turkish UAVs, followed by the Soviet Strela-10 air defense system
  • According to unofficial data, in the two weeks of the war in Syria, Turkey lost about 40-50 drones

Overview & Comments

  • The Bayrakter TB2 is an armed tactical-MALE system
  • With a range up to 150 km and an MTOW of 630 kg the UAV can carry a potential 155 kg of payload
  • Its weapons include the MAM-L, MAM-C and the Bozok
  • The system was exported to Qatar and Ukraine
  • The manufacturer, Baykar Makina, is currently working on the larger Akinci variant – See “The Akinci – Turkey’s largest UAV takes flight” 

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