EDGE & Baykar unite on payload integration onto Baykar’s UAVs

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defense groups, and Baykar, an international leader in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, have entered into collaboration in order to integrate EDGE smart weapons onto Bayraktar UAVs.

The integration program is part of a strategic alliance agreement between the two groups to collaborate on advanced technology solutions in the defense sector.

Under the program, EDGE will integrate their DESERT STING 16 precision-guided munition onto the Baykar TB2 UAV. Integration is scheduled for completion before the end of the year, with other payload integrations onto other Baykar platforms to follow.

HE Faisal Al Bannai, Chairman of the Board of EDGE, said that, “At EDGE, we are proud to be partnering with Baykar, a leading company in advanced unmanned aerial systems. The opportunity to add to both companies’ capabilities is an important milestone in our partnership.”

“Integration of the DESERT STING 16 and other EDGE weapons and systems will be valuable options in our UAV payload offerings. Our strategic alliance agreement with EDGE, an international leader in advanced technology, will provide further options to our client base,” commented Mr. Selçuk Bayraktar, Chairman and CTO of Baykar.

The Bayraktar TB2 is a medium-altitude long-endurance tactical UAV, capable of conducting ISR and armed attack missions with fully autonomous taxiing, take-off, landing, and cruise.

EDGE and Baykar will continue to strengthen their partnership under the Strategic Alliance Agreement, seeking opportunities for further collaboration and mutually beneficial programs, as per the statement.

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