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​Ukrainian Companies Ready to Provide Turkish Fighters with Engines

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Turkish TAI KAAN fifth-generation fighter aircraft / Photo credit: SavunmaSanayiST.com.
Turkish TAI KAAN fifth-generation fighter aircraft / Photo credit: SavunmaSanayiST.com.

Ukraine and Turkey continue cooperation even in context of the russia-Ukraine war. Ukrainian manufacturers participate in tenders to supply Turkish TAI KAAN fifth-generation fighter aircraft with engines

Ukrainian origin engines are already used in Turkish projects of the Kızılelma unmanned fighter, the Akıncı and Anka-3 combat UAVs, as well as the T929 Atak II helicopter.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in the Republic of Turkey Vasyl Bodnar said this in an interview to Ukrinform.

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Ukrainian Companies Ready to Provide Turkish Fighters with Engines, Defense Express
Vasyl Bodnar, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Türkiye / Photo credit: Ukrinform

"In fact, we are interested in everything related to the defense industry. Our companies participate in tenders to supply Turkish KAAN fighter with engines. Our engines are used in projects of the Kizılma unmanned fighter, the Akıncı and Anka-3 combat drones, as well as the T929 Atak II helicopter," Vasyl Bodnar said.

Ukrainian Companies Ready to Provide Turkish Fighters with Engines, Defense Express
The Kizılma unmanned fighter, the Anka-3 and Akıncı combat drones / Photo credit: Baykar

According to the diplomat, it is important for both Ukraine and Turkey to develop a mutually beneficial working model of cooperation, as well as restrictions in order to avoid entering of co-produced products to russia.

The Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey also emphasized courage of Turkish business, that not only continues to work but also expands its activity in Ukraine despite the war.

According to Bondar, Onur Construction has already invested $500 million in the defense industry and plans to double this amount by 2030, while Baykar Makina company has announced its investment level of $100 million.

Ukrainian Companies Ready to Provide Turkish Fighters with Engines, Defense Express
Baykar’s production facility model in Ukraine / Photo credit: Baykar Makina

In particular, it is known that the Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleksandr Kamyshin had announced a new joint project between Turkey and Ukraine. Construction of unmanned aerial vehicle production plant begins in Ukraine.

Earlier Defense Express reported about new task group that had allowed significantly reduce threat in the Black sea amid russia’s chaotic mining of the water area.

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