Last edited by Justice; 06-15-2010 at 11:52 PM.
You can not compare a Tatctical UAV like Caldiran with a strategic MALE UAV like Heron, both are designed for different Purposes. Caldiran as a Tactical UAV can operate in Heights up to 16000 FT, Strategic MALE UAV can reacht Heights up to 30000 FT and carry varios Type of Sensors and COM Equipment. They can be controlled far away from the turkish Mainland by Sattelite Uplink. TIHA MALE UAV which is designed by TAI and will probably enter in Service in 2011 are compareable with Heron.
Heron's Turkish equivalent is TAI Tiha Male. Caldiran has been designed more for tactical missions...
That's mini UAV
Bayraktar Mini ?nsans?z Hava Arac? Sistemi Tan?t?m? - 2007 on Vimeo
TIHA-B (Turkey) > TIHA-A (Turkey) > HERON (Israel) > ÇALDIRAN (Turkey)
Note: Israel's Heron's termal cameras and day-night cameras are UNQUALIFIED!
Turkey's 10 Heron (purchased from Israel) use Turkish termal cameras and day-night cameras (ASELFLIR-300). ASELFLIR-300 is made by ASELSAN of Turkey. Also, ASELSAN increased from biggest 93th (2009) to 86th (2010) defence company in the world according to US's Defence News periodical.
By ASELFLIR-300, one can read the watch on arm of a terrorist from 7 kms above.
Turkey's Heron's Problems:
1. Turkey requested 30 000 feet max altitude according to contract. But, Herons did NOT reach to 30 000 feet. Israel side said: "Turkey put ASELFLIR 300 on Heron, and therefore Heron cannot reach to 30000 feet".
2. Turkey's obus (FIRTINA) hit the targets that Herons showed 500m-1 km falsely. Turkey's obus (FIRTINA) hit the targets that Turkey's own UAV (Bayraktar and Gözcü showed 100% precisely and correctly.
SO: These 2 errata of Herons are whether due to "Software meddling (interference to software code)" or "Physical incomptence really" is still known really.
Turkey will NOT buy any more Herons after June 2010. Turkey built TIHA UAV. TIHA UAV (loaded with ASELFLIR) can easily reach to 30 000 feet! TIHA-B UAV will have Turkish Cirit missiles (with fire and forget capacity). Cirit proved superiority to US's Hellfire and Israel's Spike on early 2010 (January 12th 2010: Roketsan's Cirit is the first laser guided 2.75" rockets to engage moving targets. Cirit successfully engaged a moving target travelling at 60 km/h while the platform (AH-1W Cobra) it was fired from was moving at 120 knots (222 km/h).).
Also, Baykar's ÇALDIRAN said "We can pass Heron completely with the same electronics and avionics with a bigger vehicle. Turkish Army requested us a vehicle with 22 000 feet. If Turkish Army had said more altitude, we would have produced that as well".
Already, ÇALDIRAN's has some features that Herons do NOT have: For example:
COMPARISON OF ÇALDIRAN (TURKEY) AND HERON (ISRAEL)
Features: Returning back to home when communication lost *** Agresive manuevres
ÇALDIRAN: YES *** YES
HERON: NO *** NO
TIHA-A will go out of hangar on 16.07.2010 (This Friday).
Pakistan Defence Minister (he is in Turkey in 14.07.2010 ) will honorize us if he participate TIHA-A Ceromony
Doesn't india have heron?
IAI officials maintain that the Heron system is capable of flying with a variety of payloads, including the domestically manufactured electro-optical one. Performance is based on a multi-payload configuration, and the system that will be provided to the customer will incorporate an improved engine that will accommodate the increased payload weight, they said, adding, This Heron system, with its enhanced performance, is better than all existing Heron UAVs operating worldwide.
There is no comparison between HERON and TIHA. Technologically and in terms of capabilities TIHA is way more advanced.
Turkey purchased 10 Herons from Israel, but Turkey put Turkish-made termal camera and day-night camera (ASELFLIR-300) over Heron.
Heron canNOT reach to 30 000 feet with high quality termal and day-night cameras due to payload problem. Therefore, Heron can be shut down with Short Range Missiles!
TIHA can reach to 30 000 feet with high quality termal and day-night cameras (for example ASELFLIR-300). Therefore, TIHA canNOT be shut down with Short Range Missiles!
Also, with ASELFLIR-300, one can read the time on watch on arm of a terrorist from 7 kms above!
Originally Posted by TOPGUN View Post
Doesn't india have heron?
Israel has delivered 50+ Herons to India since 2005. Another batch of deliveries to the IN has commenced. The first batch of Naval herons are operational. The IA is fixing a deal for the IAI Hunter UAVs, which have Viper Strike.
agreed with sky walker 1983 that they have big difference from each other you should compare israeli tactical uav with turkish tactical uav friend and turkish uav is as good as israelis
* ASEFLIR-300 has 576 x 7 detector array. Israeli MOSP-3000 - up to 640x480.
* Israeli Litening targeting pod together with US Sniper are two most advanced targeting pods in the world. No one comes close.
* Israel was the first country successfully using battlfield UAVs. Israeli experience was adobted by all other countries.
* Israeli designed UAVs were most extensively used by US in 1991, 1999 and 2003 wars.
Herons are used by 7 other nations, no one had such problems.Turkey's Heron's Problems:
So far it did not reach even 1 feet.TIHA UAV (loaded with ASELFLIR) can easily reach to 30 000 feet!
TIHA-B UAV will have Turkish Cirit missiles (with fire and forget capacity). Cirit proved superiority to US's Hellfire and Israel's Spike on early 2010
well how do you know israeli UAV have thousands of hours experience
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