Baykar Makina was founded in 1984 by Senior Mechanical Engineer Özdemir Bayraktar. The primary goal of the company was to produce automotive parts such as engines, pumps and spare parts to ensure the localization of the automotive industry. Established in this direction, Baykar is an engineering company founded with 100 percent domestic capital.
The company that launched its production activities in the automotive industry, took steps towards producing unmanned aerial vehicles in 2000s in line with the developments and progress in the aviation sector.
Having launched R&D activities for this purpose, Baykar has realized pioneering productions in its field and by producing subsystems, it has achieved to provide technical support to Turkish national defence industry.
UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM (UAV)
Bayraktar Mini UAV, the first unmanned aerial system produced entirely with domestic capital at the end of research conducted by Baykar, was included in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory in 2007. At the same time, Bayraktar Mini UAV is the first national UAV exported. Baykar that continues its R&D operations without losing pace, broke two national aviation records in 2014 by reaching 24 hours and 34 minutes flight time with TB2 tactical class UAV, and still holds the record.
Thanks to UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) and AUAV (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) by Baykar Makina, Turkey has also achieved a more active position in the fight against terrorism. In addition, Bayraktar TB2 UAV system has filled an important gap with its success, for independence of Turkey in UAV technology.
A family company, Baykar has turned its focus to mainly unmanned aerial vehicles with engineers trained in the field with the aim of attaining an advanced technology on a global scale. Stressing that the elements which come to the fore in the development process of products are design and the brain capital, Baykar presents Turkey with the opportunity of catching up with the aviation industry through the latest technology.