Bayraktar TB-2 drone, manufactured by Erdoghan’s son-in-law owned Baykar Makina company, has impressive technical specifications, as reported by Ermenihaber.
Their manufacture depends on foreign input of important parts, such as engines and cameras, satellite systems and GPS receivers.
Bayraktar TB2 uses “Rotax 912” 100hp fuel-injected engine produced by the Austrian Rotax company, a subsidiary of Canadian Bombardier (its full name is Bombardier-Rotax GmbH). On October 23 the company’s vice president and spokesman Martin Langelier told that the delivery of engines is suspended to the countries which use it for unspecified purposes.
Cameras (including laser guided devices)
Bayraktar TB2 uses L-3 WESCAM CMX-15D Canadian laser-guided cameras. The intercession of Canadian Armenian community brought about an arms embargo against Turkey and suspended the relevant export permits to Turkey.
It is alleged that Roketsan OMTAS and UMTAS missiles are developed in tandem with German TDW company. According to another source, German company develops the missile heads, having sold the manufacture license to Turkey. The specialized Defenceturk company affirmed that missile heads are manufactured by German TDW company.
Satellite systems are imported from the USA. The supplier company, Viasat, stated about the suspension of supplies after American-Armenians protest outside the company.
A Bayraktar TB2 recently destroyed by Artsakh air defense system revealed that it uses GPS receivers of GARMIN, an American leading company (GNC 255A model, priced 4495 US dollars).
Thus, the supply of Canadian cameras, American satellite systems and Austrian engines is suspended or is being suspended, while there is much work to be done as regards the suspension of American GARMIN and German TDW delivery.