Slovakia is also interested by the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAV

According to a tweet published by the Slovak Minister of Defense on April 13, 2022, a meeting took place between the minister and the CEO of the Turkish company Baykar to discuss the purchase of the Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

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Slovakia  Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned combat aerial vehicle (Picture source: Twitter account of Jaro Nad)

The Bayraktar TB2 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations.

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.

Made of carbon fiber, Kevlar, and hybrid composites, the Bayraktar TB2 has a length of 6.5m, a wingspan of 12m, and a maximum take-off weight of 630kg. It is powered by a sole 100hp Rotax 912 Internal Combustion Engine.

It has a range of more than 150 km and a top speed of 130 km/h. The Bayraktar TB2 can fire a wide range of weapons, such as the 22.5 kg Roketsan MAM-L Smart Munition or even the long-range anti-tank missile UMTAS.