Ukraine carried out tests of the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drones on Wednesday.
The tests were carried out in western Khmelnytskyi region, overlooked by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
“Today we acquired a completely new modern weapon. The Bayraktar TB2 drones strengthen Ukraine's defensive capabilities amid the ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists in the country's east,” Poroshenko was quoted as saying by Daily Sabah yesterday.
The drones will be handed over to Ukraine’s special operations forces, paratroopers, motorized troops and other military units, the president said.
Ukraine announced the deal for the purchase of Turkish drones in mid January.
The domestically developed drone is the first and only armed UAV to be included in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) inventory. Performing active reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence flights, the Bayraktar TB2 has the ability to transmit images to operation centers without delay and engage targets.
It has a service ceiling of 8,239 meters (27,030 feet) and a flight endurance of 24 hours. It can carry 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of payload and can be operated day and night.
Russia has warned Indonesia against placing repair orders of Russian-made military equipment from Ukraine. According to a document signed by the Deputy Federal Service of the PTS Petukhov, sent to the Chief Marshal of the Air Force, Air Force Commander of Indonesia, dated February 27, 2019 about the placement in Ukraine of aircraft repair orders, including the engines of the AL-31F for the Su-27, Petukhov states that the certification of Ukrainian enterprises for compliance with the current technical documentation was not carried out; "
Ukraine has taken Delivery of Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) from Turkey and plans to set up a joint venture to produce components for modern unmanned technology. "Modern Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles are already in Ukraine," Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said in a Twitter post
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Saturday that Kiev is buying six Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey. According to a report by Turkish media agency,
The Ukrainian Air Force has inducted two refurbished Mi-8 helicopters, Mi-8MTPB and Mi-8MTPI back into service last week. The helicopters were not in operation owing to the repair work being done at the Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant, “Aviakon”, part of Ukroboronprom, Defence Blog reported on December 22
Ukraine is planning to liquidate scandal-hit defence firm Ukroboronprom and replace it with a state agency with broader powers, deputy chairman of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Sergei Krivonos has said. A statement submitted to the country's unicameral parliament on April 24 revealed that the concern and its enterprises have become inefficient
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