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Turkey’ Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drone Spotted With Indigenous Targeting System (Photos)

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Turkey’ Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drone Spotted With Indigenous Targeting System (Photos)

Bayrakdar TB2 UCAV, source: ssb.gov.tr

On September 22, the Defence Turkey Magazine shared photos of a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drone equipped with the Aselsan’s Common Aperture Targeting System (CATS) targeting system.

The drone was spotted with the CATS system during the TEKNOFEST Aerospace and Technology Festival which opened its doors at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on September 21.

The CATS is a high performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system designed for fixed-wing and rotary-wing airborne platforms, including drones, helicopters and aircrafts.

The system is equipped with a high definition day and infrared imagers as well as a laser range finder and a target designator.

Turkey’ Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drone Spotted With Indigenous Targeting System (Photos)

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The CATS system is meant to replace the Canadian Wescam CMX-15D system. The use of the latter in Bayraktar TB2 combat drones was disclosed during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. As a result, the export of CMX-15D systems to Turkey were halted while an investigation by Global Affairs Canada evaluates the use of Canadian technology in the conflict.

In response, Turkey’s Aselsan accelerated work on the CATS targeting system to replace the CMX-15D in Bayraktar TB2 combat drones as soon as possible.

The CATS system will allow Turkey to export and operate Bayraktar TB2 combat drones with much more freedom. Yet, it remains unclear if the system is on bar with the Wescam CMX-15D, whose specification played a major role in the success of the TB2.


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Nice tech that can be shot down by Soviet era S-75/125.

jens holm

So what

jens holm

Typical blindfolding or worse talking down the enemy.

Thats how the dark state is maintained. You only cheat Yourself and Your friends making surprice parties, when they actuallyh works. They do and they are mproving their stuff.

You hope to get some for free from Russia.


Russia gave Turkey one week to withdraw its troops from Idlib yesterday. So in the next week there will be a large scale operation to liberate Idlib


Any source to this? Can’t imagine Russia making such ultimatum to Turkey at this point of time as Turkey is really close to purchasing Su-57

Peppe il Sicario

Does this Bayraktar drone also deliver baclava and Turkish coffee to soldiers on the ground???? That would be a more useful purpose for it. In any case, the Russians and SAA are putting the hurt to the Turk turds in Syria. Seems that Iran is having major problems too with Turk turd and Israhelli ally Azerbaijan on its borders. An imminent assault by Iranian IRGC missle forces on Baku could be in the making according to certain sources.

Last edited 1 year ago by Peppe il Sicario

Talk about Turkey all you want but Baclava and Turkish Coffee/Tea is fire!

Peppe il Sicario

I prefer an Italian moka espresso made from Brazilian coffee beans any day of the week.

Peppe il Sicario

Turkey’s GayRapture drone!!!! 😁😁💩💩💩💩

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