Turkey and Ukraine cooperate to develop TB2 bayaktar drone

Ukraine Turkey Drone bayraktar TB2

Hsmilitarycom: Turkey and Ukraine will jointly produce the famous Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone.

A Ukrainian official said that Ankara and Kyiv would sign a co-production agreement to build a joint drone which would be ratified by their two parliaments.

Ukraine Turkey Drone bayraktar TB2

Ukrainian Defense Minister Olesii Reznikov also told reporters that the facility where the drones will be built will also include a training center for Ukrainian pilots.

Ukraine first acquired TB2 drones from Turkey in 2019. In September, Ukraine announced plans to purchase 24 more Turkish drones in the future.

Ukraine Turkey Drone bayraktar TB2

In October, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said his country would build a factory for manufacturing Turkish drones.

"The plot of land on which the factory will be built has been selected," he told a news conference, according to Al Jazeera.

Reznikov said the locally made TB2 will be dubbed the Turkish-Ukrainian Bayraktar. It will have a Ukrainian engine, likely made by Motor Sich Ukraine.

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