10/30/2020

Baykar Makina is negotiating about locating Bayraktar TB2 attack drones production in Ukraine

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Turkish defense giant Baykar Makina, whose technical director is the current Turkey president son-in-law , is negotiating with the Ukrainian company Ukrspetsexport on the localization of Bayraktar TB2 attack drones production in the country.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine also plans to purchase from 6 to 12 unmanned systems, which include a corresponding number of control stations and 3-4 directly UAVs for each of them.

Thus, with 48 UAVs planned for acquisition, Ukraine can become one of the largest foreign recipients of Turkish attack drones, and taking into account the SKD in the country, the cost of each complex will decrease by 35%.

At the same time, interestingly, the Ukrainian side doesn’t exclude changes to the design and “stuffing” of the UAV and further export of “modernized” vehicles.

According to the general director of Ukrspetsexport, there is already “an agreement with the Turkish side that we don’t go to those countries where they are already present with these products – to Azerbaijan.”

To date, Ukraine has acquired 6 Bayraktar TB2 UAVs and 3 control stations for them, the first devices have already been received by Kiev and are involved in the recent United Efforts 2020 exercise.

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