Contents tagged with Bayraktar

  • Turkey to build plant and service center for Bayraktar drones

    The Turkish company Baykar Defence will build in Ukraine a plant for production and modernization of Bayraktar TB2 drones and also a center for their testing, maintenance and personnel training, said the CEO of Baykar Defence, Haluk Bayraktar.

    "We have many projects at the implementation stage," Bayraktar said.

    He noted that the first successful test of cooperation was the production of the Akinci drone with an engine built by Ivchenko-Progress. After that, Turkish companies began to …

  • Russia: Ukraine not allowed to use combat drones in Donbas

    Only OSCE observers are allowed to use drones in the Donbas, said the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova on her Telegram channel.

    Earlier, the representative of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic in the trilateral contact group, Rodion Miroshnik, told RIA Novosti that the drone, which was detected by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission on November 6 in the territory controlled by Ukraine near the demarcation line in the Donbas belongs to the Ukrainian Armed …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine to begin production of Bayraktar drones

    In the near future, Ukraine will begin a full-scale production of Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles, said in an interview with Radio Liberty Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar.

    According to him,  Bayraktar production lines in Turkey are currently at full capacity and because of that the Turkish side is interested in opening a new plant for the production of drones.

    Bodnar added that soon a center for the production and maintenance of Bayraktar drones, as well as a training center, …

  • Kremlin accuses Ukraine of trying to draw Russia into hostilities in Donbas

    The Ukrainian authorities are trying to draw Russia into hostilities in the Donbas, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on air of the TV channel "Russia 24".

    "Yes, the escalation is obvious. Attempts to create a provocative situation, to cause some kind of response from the militia and, probably, to draw Russia into some forceful actions. This is noticeable, " Lavrov said.

    “In particular, there is a “mysterious story" that Ukraine used a Bayraktar drone in the Donbas, bought from …

  • Ukraine vows to continue using combat drones in Donbas

    Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to use Bayraktar attack drones during day and night, said in an interview with BBC News Ukraine the commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces  Sergiy Naev.

    According to him, Turkish Bayraktar drones have been on combat duty in the Ukrainian Armed Forces since the spring of 2021, when Russia started amassing its troops near Ukrainian borders. Naev also noted that the drones have already shown their effectiveness for reconnaissance and collecting valuable …

  • Ukraine uses Turkish combat drones to strike Russian military in Donbas

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces used Turkish Bayraktar drones in the Donbas  for the first time.

    According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the drones were used to destroy the enemy artillery that was firing near the village of Granitne near Donetsk.

    Ukraine purchased the drone systems from Turkey in 2019 and up until now used them only for reconnaissance functions.

    According to the Ukrainian General Staff, this time a drone was used to strike howitzers, which were firing at the positions of the …

  • Ukraine to buy 24 additional Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Ukraine will buy from Turkey four additional Bayraktar TB2 drone systems. Each systems includes six drones. There will be 24 drones in total, announced the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, in an interview with the news outlet Report.

    "One system was purchased this year at the request of the Defense Ministry. In addition, four more such systems are planned to be purchaseed  to meet the needs of the Armed Forces in 2021-2022 . In the future, we plan to replenish …

  • Turkish Bayraktar intends to start military drone production in Ukraine

    The Turkish manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Baykar is developing an investment plan for the construction in Ukraine of a research center for advanced aerospace technologies and a UAV production facility, said Baykar’s Deputy General Director for Investments, Natalia Ozden.

    "Baykar intends to invest in Ukraine and is now developing an appropriate investment plan," she said during the International Defense Investment Forum in Kyiv.

    According to her, the project provides for 100 …

  • Ankara: sales of Turkish combat drones to Ukraine is not Russia’s business

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to Russia's claims about the sale of heavy combat drones Bayraktar TB-2 to Ukraine, reported Turkish news agency NTV.

    The Turkish minister stressed that the sale of drones to Ukraine should not bother anyone, because it is just trade.

    Çavuşoğlu words came in response to the recent statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who stated that Turkey allegedly "fuels the militaristic sentiments" of Ukraine, as well as "encourages …

  • Turkey: Russian electronic warfare systems unable to counter Bayraktar drones

    Turkey believes that Russian electronic warfare systems can not counter combat drones Bayraktar TB2.

    Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar told the journalist during an interview that Russian electronic warfare systems will not be able to interfere with the work of Bayraktar TB2 even for one hour. Turkish drones "will always be able to stay in the air."

    Earlier, Russia claimed that Russian Orion-E combat drone surpasses Turkish drones in some of its characteristics.

    In March 2020, Ukraine tested first …