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Ukraine, Turkey sign agreement on acquisition of strike drones for Ukrainian military

Agreement is part of measures for expanding military-technical cooperation between the countries
11:55, 12 January 2019

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Ukrainian Ukrspetsexport arms trading company and Turkish Baykar Makina company concluded an agreement on purchasing Bayraktar TB2 combat UAV for the Ukrainian Army. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reported this on January 12. 

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‘As we have earlier agreed with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the agreement for the acquisition of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones for the Ukrainian military was signed. The brand-new strike aerial vehicles of the operation-tactical level, in addition to high-tech features, can be equipped with additional modern high accuracy missile system to destroy armored units, engineering and fortification facilities, including marine targets,’ Poroshenko said. 

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He notes that the agreement is a part of measures for expanding military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey and fully meets the strategic direction of Ukraine to NATO, to its standards and open world of weaponry market, where Ukraine’s military-industrial sector is successfully integrating. 

‘We keep equipping the Ukrainian Army with advanced samples compatible to NATO standards,’ the President stressed.

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