Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 combat drones were pressed to service by the Ukrainian Army, the country’s defense ministry announced on Saturday.
Ukraine announced the deal for the purchase of Turkish combat drones for its army in mid-January. Turkish UAV manufacturer Baykar was to produce six Bayraktar TB2 and deliver them to Ukraine in a year. Along with the UAVs, three ground control station systems and equipment was also mentioned to be delivered.
The value of the contract is not known.
The TB2 armed UAV, was developed for tactical reconnaissance and surveillance missions and it can also carry ammo, do assaults, and has laser target acquisition. 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.
The reason behind the delay in the upgrade of India's fleet of An-32 aircraft is the strained relationship between Russia and Ukraine, the two countries that supply components of the aircraft. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently admitted in the Parliament that one of the reasons for slow upgrade of An-32 fleet has been the procurement of spares which was hampered because of strained relations between Russia and Ukraine, IANS reported Saturday
A Ukrainian state-owned defense industry worker has been taken into custody over suspicion of sharing sensitive information regarding Ukrainian military equipment with the Russian intelligence in exchange for money, Prosecutor Generals Office of Ukraine said in a
The United States has announced a $250 Million military aid to Ukraine which includes sniper rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, counter-artillery radars; command and control; electronic warfare detection and secure communications. The total US security assistance to Ukraine now stands at to $1
United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ukraine are likely to begin the joint manufacturing of Ukrainian firm Antonovs Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). “At present, the most promising market for us is the Middle East and Southeast Asia
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