Ukrainian Navy to receive Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 UAVs this year

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Ukrainian Navy to receive Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 UAVs this year

This year, the Ukrainian Navy will receive a set of Turkish-made Bayraktar Tactical Block 2 (TB2) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with improved capabilities.

Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa said this during a working meeting with representatives of Turkey's Baykar Makina company in Odesa on January 26, the Ukrainian Navy reports on its Facebook page.

"This year, the Ukrainian Navy will receive a complex of unmanned aerial vehicles with improved capabilities, which will operate in the interests of the Navy both on land and at sea," the commander of the Ukrainian Navy said.

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Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa thanked the Turkish partners for their cooperation, constructive dialogue on developing a common position and resolving issues within the framework of this project.

Following the meeting, a general procedure for the implementation of the draft action plan was developed.

As reported, in October 2020, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran and Head of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) of the Republic of Turkey İsmail Demir signed a memorandum outlining their intentions to launch and implement joint projects to build warships, unmanned aerial vehicles and all types of turbines.

At the same time, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran and Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey Hulusi Akar signed a framework military agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey.

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