Turkish-made Bayraktar vertical-landing unmanned aerial vehicles (DIHA) have successfully completed 8,000 feet operational altitude flight test. The Bayraktar DIHA rising straight up into the air, soaring above the clouds, and vertically descending back down. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported that the drone features automatic cruise, autonomous take-off, autonomous landing, and semi-autonomous cruise flight capabilities. The drone has a flight control system that can perform automatic route tracking, target tracking, circling and return-to-home modes.
The Bayraktar DIHA is a mini-tactical UAV-class aircraft capable of functioning in reconnaissance and intelligence missions. The unmanned aerial vehicle after taking off with electric motors, will switch to cruise flight mode and only fuel engine is going to be active in cruise flight mode. With a communication range of up to 150 kilometers (about 93 miles), the Bayraktar DIHA’s low-fuel-consumption gasoline engine offers a long flight duration. There are three options for landing: vertical landing, landing on fuselage and parachute landing.