Turkey’s Baykar Buys Land in Ukraine to Produce Bayraktar TB2 Drones

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Turkey’s Baykar Buys Land in Ukraine to Produce Bayraktar TB2 Drones

Turkish drone maker Baykar has purchased a plot of land in Ukraine for production of the Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs).

Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar was quoted as saying by RBC Ukraine that Baykar has already purchased a plot of land in Ukraine, developed the project of the plant itself and is ready to implement it to the end.

"And it (commitment to start construction of a plant in Ukraine) is not only political, but also practical, since a significant part of the models that will be produced at this plant will have components of Ukrainian production," Bodnar said.

Engines, wheels, or other spare parts of Ukrainian production can be used in the production of such drones, according to the ambassador.

Baykar also previously said that it will be establishing joint training and maintenance centers for Turkish drones in Ukraine.

Ukraine has bought more than 20 Bayraktar TB2 armed drones from Baykar in recent years and ordered a further 16 on January 27. That batch was delivered in early March.

The TB2 has helped Ukrainians destroy Russian artillery systems and armored vehicles in the ongoing war.

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