Contents tagged with Bayraktar

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian journalist reveals how many combat drones Ukraine is buying from Turkey

    Ukraine will be purchasing six combat drones from Turkey, and 200 missiles for them, journalist Yuriy Butusov reported on Facebook.

    “Also in the deal are two control stations, a set of spare parts, service support, and personnel training. The cost of the contract is $69 million,” he writes.

    The journalist believes that acquiring the drones will be beneficial for Ukraine.

    “I understand the criticism, but nevertheless, I think that buying the Bayraktars is extremely beneficial for Ukraine at …