Ukraine receives Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAV

Ukraine Receives Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAV

Ukraine has taken Delivery of Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Turkey and plans to set up a joint venture to produce components for modern unmanned technology.

"I can disclose the information that there will be the testing of the new powerful tactical unmanned aerial vehicle complex Bayraktar, which I was able to negotiate with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. I can even say that these complexes are already in Ukraine," President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said while opening a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine in Kyiv on March 6.

Based on the agreement in January, Turkish UAV manufacturer Baykar was to produce six Bayraktar TB2 and deliver them to Ukraine in a year. Along with the UAVs, three ground control station systems and equipment was also mentioned to be delivered.

The TB2 was developed for tactical reconnaissance and surveillance missions and it can also carry ammo, do assaults, and has laser target acquisition.

Bayraktar TB2 has been used by the Armed Forces of Turkey and Security Directorate since 2015. As of January 2019, Turkish army had a fleet of 75 Bayraktar TB2 platforms.

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