The Bayraktar DIHA vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle successfully completed a working flight at an altitude of 2438.4 meters. DİHA, which continues testing with the indigenous Baykush engine developed by Erin Motor, will be able to take off and land on moving platforms.
Bayraktar DİHA, designed for reconnaissance missions, will be able to perform automatic flight, autonomous takeoff, and autonomous landing. It takes off and lands using four electric motors. The device then performs its normal flight with a gasoline internal combustion engine. Thus, thanks to its hybrid structure, it can stay in the air for up to 12 hours, which is more than any electric aircraft can do.
Bayraktar DİHA switches to regular flight mode after takeoff with electric motors, and in regular flight mode only the fuel engine remains active.
The drone has three landing modes: vertical landing, fuselage landing and parachute landing.
DİHA has a flight control system that can perform automatic route tracking, target tracking, circling modes and return to home.
This is an important system for use in guiding artillery installations with laser guidance capabilities. Together with DİHA, the guidance accuracy of guided artillery and missiles will increase.
With vertical take-off and landing capabilities, DİHA provides operational capability in narrow spaces and provides communications over a distance of up to 150 kilometers, and the Bayraktar DİHA’s low fuel consumption gasoline engine ensures high endurance.
Payload capacity – 5 kg. Thanks to a day camera, a thermal camera, a laser pointer and a rangefinder, the device can coordinate troops on the ground. The drone has a take-off weight of 50 kg. The wingspan is 5 meters, DİHA can perform vertical takeoff/landing from an area of 20 by 20 meters.
The operating height for Bayraktar DİHA is 2743.2 meters, but it can rise to a height of up to 4572 meters. The drone reaches speeds of up to 100 km/h.
Serial production and deliveries of Bayraktar DİHA are planned for 2023.