Baykar has conducted the first flight tests of the Bayraktar TB3 UAV. The new drone has already made three runs on the runway with a lift off the ground.

The Bayraktar TB3 is a larger version of the Bayraktar TB2, which can carry twice the payload and is to be used from the Turkish UAV carrier TCG Anadolu.

As a reminder, the first drone of the series was prepared for flight tests in March 2023. The Bayraktar TB3 is scheduled to enter service with the Turkish Navy in 2024.

Specifications of the Bayraktar TB3 UAV
Length – 8.35 m
Height – 2.6 m
Wingspan – 14 m
Maximum takeoff weight – 1,450 kg
Payload – 280 kg
Power plant – 1 × TEI PD170
Maximum speed – 300 km/h
Cruising speed – 232 km/h
Suspension points – 6 suspension points for intelligent laser-guided munitions