United Arab Emirates would have ordered Turkish TB2 UCAVs

According to a tweet published by Oryx on December 10, 2021, the United Arab Emirates has reportedly ordered 8 Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

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United Arab Emirates would have ordered Turkish TB2 UCAVs Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned combat aerial vehicle (Picture source: Twitter account of Southlander)

The Bayraktar is a medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed, designed, and manufactured by the Turkish Company Baykar.

The system consists of Bayraktar TB2 Armed / UAV Platform, Ground Control Station, Ground Data Terminal, Remote Display Terminal, Advanced Base with Generator and Trailer modules.

The Bayraktar TB2 is capable of conducting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and armed attack missions. The design of the Bayraktar consists of a monocoque fuselage integrating an inverse v-tail structure. The engine is positioned between the tail booms and fuel is stored in bladder tanks.

The Bayraktar TB2 has a lenght of 6.5 m, a height of 2.2 m and a wingspan of 12 m. It has a maximum take-off weight of 650 kg with a maximum payload capacity of 150 kg.

It can fly at a maximum speed of 120 knots (222 km/h) at a maximum altitude of 27,000 feet (8,230 m) and has a flight endurance of up to 27 hours.