Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak and the CEO of BAYKAR Haluk Bayraktar have signed a contract for the purchase of 24 BAYRAKTAR TB2 UAVs (four squadrons, each consisting of 6 TB-2s), in the presence of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. Under the contract, the UAVs will be equipped with ROKETSAN MAM-L and MAM-C anti-tank missiles while some will have aSAR radar. This is in addition to the training simulators while Poland will also get anunknown number of mobile stationary mission control stations. The first UAVs will be delivered in 2022 and the last at the end of 2024.
The UAV is capable of performing its tasks continuously for 24 hours at an altitude of 27,030 ft with a range of 150 km. Powered by Rotax engines that produce nearly 100 hp, it has a top speed of approximately 70 kt and a maximum weight of 630 kg. BAYRAKTAR TB2 UAVs are also operated by Ukraine, Qatar, Libya and Azerbaijan.
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