MQ-9 Reaper and Bayraktar TB2. Why do Ukraine prefer Bayraktar?

HSMilitarycom: The Ukrainian Armed Forces released video footage of the Bayraktar TB2 drone successfully destroying Russian weapons.

In the video circulating, Bayraktar can be seen stalking Russia's BUK surface-to-air missile system and destroying it.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar also acknowledged the superiority of Bayraktar TB2. According to him, the drone was very effective against Russian troops.

MQ-9 Reaper and Bayraktar TB2. Why do Ukraine prefer Bayraktar?

Is this why Ukraine prefers Bayraktar TB2 compared to MQ-9 Reaper AS?

The Bayraktar TB2 is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance drone produced by Baykar Makina.

Bayraktar TB2, Has a cruising speed of 70-120 knots with an operational flight altitude of 27,030 feet.

The drone is also capable of flying for 24 hours with a communication range of 150 kilometers.

Having a wingspan of 12 meters and a body length of 6.5 meters, the Bayraktar TB2 features a design that integrates an inverted v-tail structure.

MQ-9 Reaper and Bayraktar TB2. Why do Ukraine prefer Bayraktar?

The Bayraktar TB2 is made of carbon fiber, kevlar and a hybrid composite. While the connection segment is a precision computer numerical control (CNC) machined aluminum part.

How about the MQ-9 Reaper drone AS?

Some time ago the MQ-9 Reaper was indeed in the world's spotlight because it succeeded in killing Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

The MQ-9 Reaper is the name of the American military drone used for reconnaissance, surveillance, and attack.

MQ-9 Reaper and Bayraktar TB2. Why do Ukraine prefer Bayraktar?

First flown in 2001 it was designed by Abraham Karem and is still in operation today.

The MQ-9 Reaper drone is one of the most important weapons in the US arsenal.

The MQ-9 Reaper is capable of over 40 hours of flight and a flight of 1,200 miles on a light payload.

The aircraft can also carry 4 weapons with a total weight of over 4,500 pounds (about 2,000 kilograms).

The MQ-9 has a wingspan of 20.1 meters, a length of 11 meters, a height of 12.5 meters and a weight of 2.2 tons.

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