​Baykar Hands Over Bayraktar TB2 to Ukraine's Military for Free Again - This Time from Poles Who Already Collect Money to Buy Helicopters for Ukraine

Baykar company to provide Ukraine with drone for free, funds for which were collected in Poland
Baykar company to provide Ukraine with drone for free, funds for which were collected in Poland

Turkish Baykar company will provide the Ukrainian army with the Bayraktar TB2 drone for free, the fundraising for the purchase of which was held in Poland

That is according to the post on Facebook of the initiator of this initiative, journalist Sławomir Sierakowski.

In particular Sławomir Sierakowski published the respective letter of the Board of Directors of Baykar company.

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Baykar Hands Over Bayraktar TB2 to Ukraine's Military for Free Again, This Time from Poles Who Already Collect Money to Bay Helicopters for Ukraine, Defense Express

"We sincerely thank all Poles who supported this significant action. We are impressed that hundreds of thousands of Poles took part in your campaign. We want to be a part of this human gesture of solidarity, and we make an offer. In the face of your campaign, we will donate the Bayraktar TB2 drone to Ukrainians so that they can defend their homeland in the best possible way. And we will monitor the direction of the collected funds by Ukrainian charitable organizations for purposes that serve to strengthen Ukraine," the letter reads.

Lithuania, which does not have Bayraktar TB2, collected funds for it for Ukraine, Defense Express
Lithuania, which does not have Bayraktar TB2, collected funds for it for Ukraine

Sławomir Sierakowski also noted that during the campaign, more funds were raised than was necessary to purchase a drone.

"Since we have collected a surplus, that is, approximately 1.8 million zloty (and the proceeds from the auction), according to the description of the collection, we will transfer them to the fund of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is managed by the National Bank of Ukraine. By the end of the week, when the collection is finally closed, this amount may increase even more," Sierakowski stressed.

We wrote earlier that The Poles Raised Money For Bayraktar TB2 Ahead of Time For Ukraine.

The Poles are not going to stop and have already started collecting helicopters for Ukraine. We are talking about three Mi-2AM-1 evacuation helicopters with medical equipment. The special feature of the promotion is that the converted helicopters are purchased from the Ukrainian company Aviagrade, which is located in Zaporizhzhia.

Mi-2AM-1 evacuation helicopter, Defense Express
Mi-2AM-1 evacuation helicopter

The cost of one helicopter is 570,000 dollars, and the goal of the campaign is to collect 8.1 million zlotys (1.72 million dollars).

As Defense Express reported earlier the fundraising campaign "National Bayraktar" was initiated in Ukraine by TV representative and politician Serhiy Prytula. On June 27 the organizer of this initiative Serhii Prytula announced that Ukrainians overdid the initial plan and gathered $20 mln in three days which makes it possible to buy four Bayraktars at once. Later the same day Baykar Makina stated it would provide three UAVs free of charge so that the raised funds would be "remitted to the struggling people of Ukraine.

Three Bayraktar TB2 UAVs Ready to Be Delivered to Ukraine for Free, Vasyl Bodnar, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Türkiye, Defense Express
Vasyl Bodnar, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Türkiye / Photo credit: Ukrinform

As Defense Express reported, Ukraine had been pushing forward plans on the production of Baykar Makina’s drones in Ukraine, even before the full-scale russian invasion. A bilateral agreement signed between Turkiye and Ukraine in early February provided beneficial conditions for the creation of a subsidiary company of Baykar Makina in Ukraine.

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