Turkey: The Turks put air-to-air missiles on the Bayraktar TB2 and Bayraktar Akıncı, to combat drones, aircraft and helicopters.
According to the Avia.pro agency, the Bayraktar TB2 and Bayraktar Akıncı drones “will be equipped with short-range air-to-air cruise missiles.”
These missiles will be used to destroy various kinds of targets, including “aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and even cruise missiles.”
To guide the missiles to the target, both ground-based radar target designation and a short-range radar built into the drones are supposed to be used.
“Soon, Bayraktar TB2 and Bayraktar Akıncı will be able to be equipped with air-to-air missiles not only for destroying drones, but also for countering enemy aircraft… We are testing,” the official statement said.
“Currently, it is known that we are talking about the integration of the Sungur anti-aircraft cruise missile, which is capable of hitting targets at distances of up to 8 kilometers,” it is noted.
It should be mentioned that the Turkish company that protects Bayraktar from electronic warfare is called TUALCOM and is based in Ankara.
Anti-Jam GNSS produced by TUALCOM are used by Turkish Bayraktar TB2 and AKINCI.
The Turks, in the official video about the company’s capabilities, show Turkish warships and Bayraktar operating towards the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, while the umbrella of Turkish protection against electronic warfare also covers Greek islands in the Aegean, such as . the whole of Mytilini, Chios, Samos, Kastelorizo and the northern part of Rhodes.