The company, which set out to develop domestic and national UAV and flight control systems, produced the Çağatay Unmanned Aerial Vehicle CGT50. The UAV can take off vertically with its electric motor propellers without the need for a runway. It starts to fly horizontally by activating its gasoline engine after taking off. Equipped with domestic software and controllers, the UAV can operate fully autonomously in harsh weather conditions. Çağatay UAV, which is in the under-cloud UAV class, has 6 hours’ endurance. Çağatay UAV can be controlled via satellite. It has feel-and-avoid, anti-collision and swarm capabilities. Three personal is sufficient to prepare Çağatay UAV to fly. The company can produce three systems and six aircraft and sub-components per month. UAVERA works in cooperation with DGCA to provide products and services for civilian use.
Çağatay İHA is integrated into HAVELSAN’s “Joint Command and Control Information System” system, DOOB (The Turkish name is Harbiye). DOOB is used in the harmonious realization of activities that will facilitate the critical decision-making process in the rapid and accurate sharing of information on the battlefield, situational awareness, creating an operational picture.
Çağatay UAV will be able to track, command and control as an element in the field by the users of the DDOB system during flight and provide sub-cloud reconnaissance and surveillance air support to the field teams.
Thanks to a study carried out in 2021, Çağatay UAV can now be controlled without distance restrictions. As a result of the R&D project conducted in cooperation with INMARSAT, COBHAM, A-TECHSYN and UAVERA and lasted approximately one year, it became the world’s first satellite-controlled UAV system in its class. This way, Çağatay UAVs will be easily controlled via TÜRKSAT satellites with an uninterrupted and reliable connection.
Çağatay UAV can be produced for different tasks, from the surveillance of forest areas to the control of oil and energy lines, from inspection of smuggling activities in coastal areas to regional monitoring for detection purposes in search and rescue activities, and to ensure facility and environmental security.