Contents tagged with Bayraktar

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine wants to buy fifty more Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey

    Ukraine and Turkey agree on the setting up of a large-scale assembly line for Turkish Bayraktar drones in Ukraine, said Vadym Nozdr, CEO of Ukrainian state-owned arms trading company Ukrspetsexport, in an interview with LB.ua.

    According to Ukrspetsexport CEO, now the sides are choosing a place for the production of drones. He specified that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry is going to purchase 6 to 12 such comat systems in the near future. Each system includes 4 drones and 1 base station. …

  • Ukraine to purchase additional batch of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones

    Ukraine intends to purchase another batch of Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2.

    According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the purchase of drones was discussed during the official visit of the Turkish Defense Minister to Kyiv. On July 10, during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran reportedly announced Kyiv’s intention to purchase an additional batch of Turkish strike drones.

    In 2019, Ukraine received six reconnaissance and strike …

  • Russia explains mass destruction of Pantsir air defense systems by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya

    The mass destruction of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems in Syria and Libya can be explained by the existence of a so-called "dead crater" or "dead zone", writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Minister Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).

    The newspaper states, referring to the official tactical and technical characteristics of the air defense system, that Pantsir has limitations with regards to its ability to detect targets "at low, medium and high altitudes, …

  • Ukraine conducts flight tests of Turkish combat drones

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted initial tests of the Turkish assault and reconnaissance drones Bayraktar TB2, near the city of Rivno.

    In the initial exercise, the drone first conducted reconnaissance, then targeted an "enemy command-and-control vehicle" launching a MAM-L laser-guided bomb (a range of up to eight kilometers and a guided accuracy of up to one meter).

    The Ukrainian publication Defense Express earlier reported that Turkish drones destroyed at least 23 Russian-made Pantsir-S1 …

  • Russia accuses Israel of selling drone technology to Turkey

    Turkey is actively using Bayraktar TB series of combat drones in Libya. The technology for the drones was acquired from Israel, writes the Russian news agency FAN, noting that Israel, being surrounded by unfriendly Arab states, reached out to Turkey, the only ally in the region.

    The article claims that the drones of the Bayraktar family are very similar to the drones manufactured in Israel. This includes both the appearance, components, and technical solutions used in the Israeli IAI Heron and …

  • Ukrainian military to start using Turkish combat drones

    Ukrainian Air Force received permission to use Bayraktar TB2 drones, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    50 Ukrainian soldiers completed training in Turkey on the use and maintenance of drones.

    "This is important in the context of the acquisition of specific educational institution experience in training specialists for new types of weapons, and it will also create the necessary personnel reserve for filling positions of already trained soldiers in the future," reads …