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Havelsan’s UAVs, Baha and Poyraz, Assist Turkey Quake Search and Rescue Teams

Our Bureau - : Feb 16, 2023 - : 9:48 pm

Havelsan’’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Baha and Poyraz took part in reconnaissance-surveillance activities to assist search and rescue teams in quake-hit Turkey.

The drones successfully carried out reconnaissance-surveillance missions, especially in villages and mountainous areas, and shared the images received with the coordination center in the region. Unlike other drones, the Baha UAV, with its sub-cloud flying ability, met the need for imageseven in bad weather conditions. With the help of Baha, search and rescue teams were able to provide the first information about the settlements where transportation is not possible.

The Turkish company has been using its resources to actively assist search and rescue activities in the country. Since the day the earthquake hit the country, Havelsan became a part of the search and rescue teams, sent aid to the earthquake victims, and made in-kind and cash donations to ease the difficult conditions affected by the natural disaster.

Baha, due to its vertical take-off and landing capability, was able to successfully operate in tough fields and terrain conditions in the region. Due to its sealed body structure that enables operation in even drizzly weather, the drone received and transmited high-quality images from long distances with its advanced electro-optical equipment, thus helping in the search and rescue activities.

As part of the search and rescue efforts, Havelsan’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Barkan, was shipped to the territory with a load-carrying basket. In case of need, the UGV will help in transporting wounded earthquake victims or aid materials in the region.


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