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February 17, 2022

Baykar Defense Company has introduced a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Bayraktar DIHA. The presentation of the vertical take-off and landing drone took place within the framework of the International Aviation, Space and Technology Festival Teknofest-2021, which is being held in Turkey.

The wingspan of a drone with a fuselage length of 1.5 meters is 5 meters. The take-off weight of the DIHA reaches 30 kilograms, and the payload mass does not exceed 5 kilograms.


The vehicle is capable of automatic cruise, autonomous take-off, autonomous landing and semi-autonomous cruise flight. Bayraktar DIHA, after taking off with electric motors, will switch to cruise flight mode and only fuel engine is going to be active in cruise flight mode. There are three options for landing: vertical landing, landing on fuselage and parachute landing. The aircraft has a flight control system that can perform automatic route tracking, target tracking, circling and return-to-home modes.

Bayraktar Vertical Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (DIHA) is a Mini Tactical UAV class aircraft capable of carrying out activities for reconnaissance and intelligence missions.

Basic flight performance criteria

  • 150 Kilometer Communication Range
  • Travel Speed 45-50 Knots
  • 80 Knots Max Speed
  • 9000 Feet Operational Altitude
  • 15000 Feet Altitude Ceiling
  • 12 Hours Airtime
  • 5 Meter Wingspan
  • 1.5 Meter Length
  • Vertical Take-off
  • 30 Kilograms Maximum Takeoff Weight
  • 5 Kilogram Payload Capacity

Advanced Features

  • Fully Automatic Flight System
  • Fully Autonomous with Sensor Fusion Assisted
  • Autonomous Takeoff and Landing System
  • Semi-Autonomous Flight Mode
  • Fault Tolerant System Architecture
  • Three Redundant Flight Control System
  • Redundant Servo Actuators
  • Electro-Optical (EO) Camera Module
  • Infrared (IR) Camera Module
  • Laser Rangefinder
  • Laser Marker
  • Digital Data and Video Link