• 15/04/2024 23:47

Bayraktar UAVs are used for other purposes in war, – Ambassador to Turkey

The use of drones for their intended purpose to strike hostile targets is inappropriate.

Bayraktar UAVs are used for other purposes in war, - Ambassador to Turkey


Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar said that the use of Bayraktar drones for their intended purpose, striking enemy forces, is still ineffective.

“Now, since the front line is more or less stable, and the air defense system (RF – Ed .) is deeply echeloned, using Bayraktar for its intended purpose to strike enemy forces is inappropriate, since they, like any aircraft, are quite vulnerable to air defense. Therefore, they are used for completely different purposes,” Bodnar said during an online briefing at the Media Center , reports Public. UAV.

The ambassador noted that this is a complementary interaction in the defense-industrial complex.

“Of course, the construction of the Bayraktar plant in Ukraine and the production of these drones with the stamp “Made in Ukraine” are not off the agenda,” he emphasized.

  • In September 2022, Zaluzhny said that in three days, thanks to Bayraktar, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed $26.5 million worth of enemy equipment.
  • In February last year, the Ministry of Defense agreed on a location for a service center Bayraktar drones
  • The Cabinet of Ministers predicts the launch and first production of the plant in 2025.
  • In April, Ukraine signed three new agreements with the Turkish company Baykar, which will provide weapons of a new generation.
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  • Baykar plans to complete the construction of a UAV production plant in Ukraine at the end of 2024.
  • Last September, the head of the Bayraktar production company said that he would invest $100 million in projects in Ukraine, because of the current war has become a drone war, and Ukraine has some advantage in it.


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