SELÇUK AND HALUK BAYRAKTAR TELL
Baykar Chairman of the Board and Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar and Baykar General Manager Haluk Bayraktar continue to explain Kızılelma and Baykar from childhood with the facts left behind the scenes in the interviews conducted with them in the second part.
The intriguing story of the Turkish high-tech product Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles, followed with interest by the whole world with the documentary Target Red Apple, also continues in this episode.
Retired soldiers, engineers and journalists, who witnessed Baykar’s high-tech development adventure, tell the process from their own perspective in the documentary Target Kızılelma.
Journalists Yağız Şenkal, Güntay Şimşek and İlker Akgüngör, who have followed the national studies on the development of unmanned aerial vehicles from an early period, convey their testimonies to the public through the eyes of journalists. Retired senior soldiers, including Ergin Saygun and Ömer Faruk Küçük, tell with their own testimonies how their paths crossed with the Bayraktar family and Baykar’s difficult path.
Ömer Bayraktar, brother of Özdemir Bayraktar, the pioneer of the National Technology Move ideal, tells the audience firsthand about his adventure, which was successful thanks to the struggle fought with determination and did not give up despite several prevention attempts, in the documentary Bayraktar Kızılelma.
THE FIRST BREAKING IN AVIATION HISTORY
Bayraktar Kızılelma unmanned combat aircraft, of which two prototypes have been successfully produced so far, has repeatedly performed arm flights in the fleet concept with Bayraktar Akıncı offensive unmanned aerial vehicle, SoloTürk and Turkish Stars manned combat aircraft at TEKNOFEST 2023 held on April 27. May 1. Bayraktar Kızılelma’s development and production activities continue. It is planned to begin mass production of the national unmanned combat aircraft in 2024.
Bayraktar Kızılelma and Bayraktar TB3 SİHA took their seats in the cockpit of the TCG Anadolu, the world’s first SİHA ship, during the inventory ceremony on April 10. The Bayraktar Kızılelma unmanned combat aircraft, the second prototype of which was produced at the ceremony, is expected to begin flight testing from the TCG Anadolu ship in 2025. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have visited the TCG Anadolu ship, Bayraktar Kızılelma and Bayraktar TB3 SİHA, which was opened to visitors in Istanbul and Izmir.
FLY IN RECORD TIME
The Bayraktar Kızılelma project, which Baykar started with 100 percent equity, started in 2021. Bayraktar Kızılelma, with the tail number of TC-ÖZB, which came off the production line on November 14, 2022, was transferred to Akıncı Flight Training and Test Center in Corlu. After successfully completing ground tests here, it made its first flight on December 14, 2022. Bayraktar Kızılelma met the sky in a record time of about a year.
According to the information provided, Bayraktar Kızılelma, Turkey’s first unmanned combat aircraft, will conduct air-to-air combat with its artificial intelligence capability along with air-to-ground missions. Bayraktar Kızılelma will be a force multiplier for Turkey with its low visibility due to its low radar cross-section. Bayraktar Kızılelma, which will be the platform that will revolutionize the battlefield with its short-runway ship take-off and landing capability, will play an important role in overseas missions and perform strategic tasks for the protection of the Blue Sea thanks to this capability. Native country.
Bayraktar Kızılelma, with a take-off weight of 8.5 tons and a payload of 1,500 kilograms, will also have high situational awareness with the national AESA radar. Bayraktar Kızılelma, which will use all nationally developed ammunition, will be able to operate with smart fleet autonomy.
Bayraktar KIZILELMA, which can perform air-to-air combat like manned fighters with aggressive maneuvers, unlike unmanned aerial vehicles, will also be effective against air targets with domestic air-to-air munitions. With these skills he will change the balance on the battlefield. It will have a multiplier effect on Turkey’s deterrence.