Contents tagged with Bayraktar

  • Turkish company Baykar to invest $100 million in drone production and maintenance in Ukraine

    Turkish company Baykar, the manufacturer of the Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, plans to invest around $100 million in three projects in Ukraine, said the company's  CEO Haluk Bayraktar at the Defense Industry Forum in Kyiv.

    "We have three main investments in Ukraine. One of them is a factory (for drone production). Then we have a service center and also the main office here. This investment amounts to around $100 million, and the process is already underway. Construction has already begun. It …

  • Turkey: Bayraktar combat drones will never be supplied to Russia

    The Turkish company Baykar confirmed that it does not consider it possible to supply its Bayraktar combat drones  to the Russian Federation.

    According to the company’s CEO Khaluk Bayraktar, Baykar drones make "a contribution to Ukraine's struggle for independence, and we are working to ensure that this contribution is made in the best possible way."

    Bayraktar stressed that money is not a priority for his company, so even if Moscow offers a large amount, it still will not receive Turkish …

  • Ukraine orders dozens of Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Almost all production capacity of the Turkish Baykar Makina plant, which produces Bayraktar drones, will be used to fulfill the orders for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    According to him, dozens of Bayraktar drones, which have been used successfully in the war, will be produced for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Since February 24, the Defense Ministry has provided fifty Bayraktar drones for the Ukrainian military. Several more have already been …

  • Turkey’s Baykar to donate drone after Lithuanian fundraiser for Ukraine

    The Turkish defense company Baykar will donate a Bayraktar TB2 advanced combat drone to Lithuania for transfer to Ukraine after Lithuanian citizens raised nearly 6 million euros to buy one. Baykar is requesting that the funds be used instead to provide humanitarian aid for Ukrainians.

    “The people of Lithuania have honorably raised funds to buy a Bayraktar TB2 for Ukraine,” the company wrote on Twitter. “Upon learning this, Baykar will gift a Bayraktar TB2 to Lithuania free of charge and asks …

  • 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 …