TB2 satcom caught on camera in Libya. With Satcom operational range reaches 4000km
TB-2-S is the perfect UAV type for the Libyan geography and the state of the Libyan air force. It can even be said that this UAV variant is a system tailored exactly according to Libya's needs.
On the coastline, there are somewhat integrated neighborhood areas and crowded city centers. But as soon as you move a few tens of kilometers away from the coast, there are towns in vast deserts, some hundreds of kilometers apart from each other, which are strategically important to control in terms of territorial dominance, if not populated. For example, from Al-Watiya airbase, the strategic Sebha-Samnu line in the Libyan interior is almost 800 kilometers as the crow flies, and the strategically important Waddan line is probably more than 500 kilometers.
The TB-2 is an extremely small, hard-to-detect UAV within its roles and, more importantly, a compact system with extremely simplified maintenance. It has proven flight reliability and a highly stable and capable software package. The ability to fly this system thousands of kilometers over vast deserts roughly twice the size of Turkiye, with uninterrupted communications, is incredibly valuable for the ISTAR capability of an air force with limited resources, such as Libya's.
Given the state of the air forces in most African countries, notably Libya but also other Saharan countries, the TB-2S could even be nicknamed the Afro-Bayraktar.