The testing of the Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicle Bayraktar TB2 has successfully finished in Ukraine as Ukroboronprom, state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, reported.
“The unmanned combat aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2 have successfully passed the trials in Ukraine’s sky. During the flight, UCAV worked out the finding of different types of targets, transmission of their coordinates to the command center and striking by precision weapon,” the message said.
Olexandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, specified that unmanned combat aerial vehicle Bayraktar TB2 has started from the military airfield in Starokostiantyniv City, Khmelnytsk region and “fulfilled the military task, precisely destroying the targets at Zhytomyr firing range.”
“This new unmanned combat aerial vehicle leads our unmanned aviation at another qualitative stage. Bayraktar TB2 can hold the reconnaissance of the military positions of the enemy set at the distance of 4,000 km, precisely destroy the targets from 7-km height and stay in the air for 24 hours,” Turchynov said.
President Poroshenko also stayed in Khmelnytsk region during the testing of the Bayraktar TB2 drone.
As it was reported earlier, Ukraine purchases Bayraktar TB2, the combat drones developed by Turkish designers; they can carry missiles and are capable of engaging the naval targets. Petro Poroshenko said this.
Bayraktar TB2 are capable to develop the maximum speed of 222 km per hour. The effective flight range makes 150 kilometers; it can be armed with anti-tank guided missiles and aviation bombs.