Ukrainian army to procure five new Turkish drones next year

Source : 112 Ukraine

Bayraktar TB2 carries precision weaponry, such as MAM-L bombs
21:06, 26 November 2020


In 2021, the Ukrainian military are going to purchase five new Turkish drones, Bayraktar TB2. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Colonel General Rusan Khomchak said so as quoted by Armiya Inform.

"The decision has been made and planned; next year, we will procure five new Bayraktars for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They've got somewhat different tactical and technical characteristics, including the altitude and effective range", Khomchak said.

In 2019, Ukraine purchased and tested Turkish UAVs, Bayraktar TB2. These strike drones carry precision weaponry, such as MAM-L bombs. 

Related: Donbas: Ukrainian military man injured with rocket-propelled grenade dropped from drone

On November 6, Ukraine's state-run construction bureau Luch showcased its newest development - a tactical strike drone called Sokil-300. The UAV is supposed to perform reconnaissance flights and deploy air strikes in the enemy's rear lines. It took Luch 1,5 years to develop the drone. The approximate price of one UAV of this class makes some 1.6 million dollars; further, the price will gradually drop because of serial production. 

Related: Sokil-300: Meet Ukraine's strike drone developed by Luch construction bureau

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