Bayraktar Vertical Take-Off UAV revealed in Company Video

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A prototype of a Bayraktar vertical take-off surveillance UAV has been revealed in a video made by Baykar, the Turkish drone manufacturer.

In a video posted by Selçuk Bayraktar, Baykar Defense’s Technical Manager on social media platforms, the drone could be spotted in the background. Aside of Bayraktar Vertical Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (DİHA), AKINCI TİHA, 3 prototypes of Flying Car CEZERİ and Bayraktar TB2 SİHA systems that will enter the Turkish inventory in 2021 can be seen.

The Bayraktar DIHA can be used to perform reconnaissance and intelligence missions. The vehicle is capable of automatic cruise flight, autonomous take-off, autonomous landing and semi-autonomous cruise flight.

After Bayraktar DIHA takes off with electric motors, it will switch to cruise flight mode, only the fuel engine will be active in cruise flight mode. There are three different options for landing mode: vertical landing, landing on the hull and landing with parachute. The aircraft has a flight control system that can perform automatic route tracking, target tracking, hooping and return home modes, DefenseTurk reported today.


150km Communication Range

45-50 Knot Cruising Speed

80 Knots Max Speed

9000 Feet Operational Altitude

15000 Feet Altitude Ceiling

12 Hours Airborne Time

5m Wingspan

1.5m Length

Vertical Landing

30kg Maximum Takeoff Weight

5kg Useful Load Capacity

Advanced Features

Fully Automatic Flight System

Fully Autonomous, Assisted by Sensor Fusion

Autonomous Takeoff and Landing System

Semi-Autonomous Flight Mode

Fault Resistant System Architecture

Triple Redundant Flight Control System

Redundant Servo Actuators

Electro-Optical (EO) Camera Module

Infrared (IR) Camera Module

Laser Range Finder

Laser Pointer

Digital Data and Video Link