Turkey’s UAV manufacturer, Baykar, will use locally manufactured engines for its latest combat product, according to the company’s chief technology officer.
The engines will be produced domestically by TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI), a subsidiary of state-owned Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI), revealed Selçuk Bayraktar, CTO of Baykar, on his Twitter account.
Bayraktar said that the new engine, which will be fitted to the Bayraktar TB3, one of Turkey’s latest surveillance drones, has some of the highest performance figures in its class.
The engine is still undergoing tests, according to media reports.
The news comes after a Canadian engine producer said it was suspending the sale of its aircraft powerplants to Turkey.