Contents tagged with Bayraktar

  • Turkish Bayraktar intends to start military drone production in Ukraine

    The Turkish manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Baykar is developing an investment plan for the construction in Ukraine of a research center for advanced aerospace technologies and a UAV production facility, said Baykar’s Deputy General Director for Investments, Natalia Ozden.

    "Baykar intends to invest in Ukraine and is now developing an appropriate investment plan," she said during the International Defense Investment Forum in Kyiv.

    According to her, the project provides for 100 …

  • Ankara: sales of Turkish combat drones to Ukraine is not Russia’s business

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to Russia's claims about the sale of heavy combat drones Bayraktar TB-2 to Ukraine, reported Turkish news agency NTV.

    The Turkish minister stressed that the sale of drones to Ukraine should not bother anyone, because it is just trade.

    Çavuşoğlu words came in response to the recent statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who stated that Turkey allegedly "fuels the militaristic sentiments" of Ukraine, as well as "encourages …

  • Turkey: Russian electronic warfare systems unable to counter Bayraktar drones

    Turkey believes that Russian electronic warfare systems can not counter combat drones Bayraktar TB2.

    Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar told the journalist during an interview that Russian electronic warfare systems will not be able to interfere with the work of Bayraktar TB2 even for one hour. Turkish drones "will always be able to stay in the air."

    Earlier, Russia claimed that Russian Orion-E combat drone surpasses Turkish drones in some of its characteristics.

    In March 2020, Ukraine tested first …

  • Russia sounds alarm over Ukraine’s possible use of Turkish Bayraktar drones in Donbas

    The Kremlin is concerned about the fact that the Ukrainian army could use Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2 against pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, said the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Alexei Yerkhov, reports the Turkish news agency Hurriyet.

    Yerkhov said that, according to Russian experts, the Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2 will turn into a "tool of superiority" if the Ukrainian army uses them against the Russian military and mercenaries in the Donbas.

    Yerkhov stressed that the …

  • Ukraine to buy Turkish Bayraktar drones for its Navy

    In 2021, Ukraine plans to purchase for its Navy Turkish Bayraktar drones, said the Navy’s commander Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    According to him, Bayraktar with improved tactical and technical characteristics and increased operational range will be used in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

    "We use them to monitor the surface situation, to support the forces both on the shore and at sea," Neizhpapa said.

    He also said that Ukraine has agreed on the …

  • Ukraine and Turkey agree to jointly produce combat drones and corvettes

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran has signed agreements with Turkish companies on the production of corvettes and combat drones for the Ukrainian army, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "The signing of the contracts took place as part of the visit of the Turkish delegation headed by the Undersecretary for Defence Industries of the Republic of Turkey, Ismail Demir," the statement reads.

    Taran also stressed that the agreements concern projects that are aimed to …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces conduct military exercises with Bayraktar drones and Javelin missile systems

    Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted tactical exercises using Bayraktar TB2 drones and Javelin anti-tank systems in the Mykolaiv region, ArmyInform reports.

    Serviceman of one of the mechanized brigades practiced assault operation in urban areas, while operating in small tactical groups, and also carried out targeted missile and air strikes.

    The exercises involved integrated use of precision weapons, electronic jamming equipment, automated control systems and other modern weapons.

    According to …

  • Ukraine plans to order a new batch of Turkish Bayraktar drones by the end of 2020

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is going to purchase another batch of unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2 manufactured by Turkey, reports Defense Express.

    Kyiv wants to use the new drones to protect the Black Sea and Sea of Azov coast. The Ministry didn’t specify how many drones will be deployed there.

    In addition to mobile control stations, which are based on UAVs themselves, Ukraine also plans to purchase several ground-based control stations. This will allow establishing a so-called " …

  • Ukraine deploys Turkish Bayraktar drones to Donbas

    According to the Russian news outlet The Military Observer, Ukraine has deployed combat drones Bayraktar TB2 to the Donbas. Six Turkish-made drones were rerportedly delivered to the Ukrainian military in Kramatorsk. The Military Observer did not provide any additional details.

    Similar information was also published on November 18 by the Ukrainian Telegram channel "Chergoviy OSS."

    The use of Bayraktar TB2 drones by the Azerbaijani army during the recent armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has …

  • Turkey tests combat drone with Ukrainian-made engine

    Turkey conducted another test of the Akinci unmanned aerial vehicle with a Ukrainian-made engine, announced Baykar’s technical director on Twitter.

    "The drone successfully made a fully autonomous landing and take-off in a remote area where there is no ground control station," the statement reads.

    The tests took place at an airfield near Istanbul.

    Earlier, it was reported that the second prototype of the Akinci drone, equipped with Ukrainian-made aircraft engines, made the first flight in …