Bangladesh to Receive 24 Additional Bayraktar TB2 UAVs
According to the Bangladesh-based “Defense Technology of Bangladesh” (DTB), six of the first 12 UAVs have been delivered to the Bangladesh Armed Forces. The UAVs capable of ISR and light strike are in use by the 67th Army.
Bayraktar TB2’s other Asian users include Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, with varying equipment, especially electro-optics. Pakistan recently integrated its locally-made BURQ air-to-surface missile, which was developed initially for Burraq UAVs on Bayraktar TB2.
As Bayraktar TB2 is exported to 33 countries as of 2024, the larger Bayraktar AKINCI UCAV follows TB2 in exports, with seven customers. Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan were revealed during a graduation ceremony of AKINCI personnel and recently, Ethiopia revealed its AKINCI UCAV on local TV channel Fana.
Bangladesh has historical border disputes with Burma.