Poroshenko: Ukraine Successfully Tests Turkish Combat Drones
The vehicle is designed to carry guided anti-tank and air-defense missiles. Its length is six and a half meters, maximum speed - 222 kph
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Turkey’s Bayraktar unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) have been successfully tested in Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.
“The test of Turkish Bayraktar UCAVs, which were delivered to equip the Ukrainian army, was successful. I congratulate the Ukrainian Armed Forces and our partners from Turkey, as well as all Ukrainians – today we have completely new modern weapons. This is a significant contribution to the defensive capability of the army of our State,” Poroshenko wrote.
In terms of features, Bayraktar is one of the best drone designs in the world, Poroshenko stated.
“Among the class of medium altitude tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, Bayraktar hit the top by the duration of a flight, staying airborne for more than 24 hours on the height of eight kilometers,” he said.
The vehicle is designed to carry guided anti-tank and air-defense missiles. Its length is six and a half meters, maximum speed – 222 kph.
As reported, Poroshenko announced that Turkish Bayraktar UCAVs were already in the territory of Ukraine on March 6, 2019.
Poroshenko announced the signing of an agreement between State Company Ukrspecexport, which is part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, and the Turkish company Baykar Makina on the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs for the Ukrainian army in January.
In addition, a joint Ukrainian-Turkish enterprise is expected to be set up in Zaporizhzhia to produce component parts for modern unmanned vehicles.
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