Ukraine has agreed to purchase armed drones – media

Украина договорилась о покупке ударных беспилотников - СМИ

Turkish UAV Bayraktar TB2

Turkey will supply Ukraine UAV Bayraktar TB2, which holds the record for flight duration.

Ukraine has agreed to buy Turkish tactical unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2 production company Baykar Makina. On Tuesday, November 6, reports the Ukrainian military portal with reference to its sources in the defense Ministry.

It is noted that the agreement was signed during the visit of President Petro Poroshenko on 3-4 November in Turkey. In signing the agreement was attended by the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, the first Deputy Secretary of national security Council Oleg Gladkovsky and the head of Ukroboronprom Paul Bukin.

It is noted that negotiations for the purchase of these drones continued about two years. During this time, representatives of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine visited Turkey and got acquainted with various stages of testing Bayraktar TB2.

Bayraktar TB2 broke the world record for UAVs in the tactical class medium-altitude UAV for the duration of the flight. So during test flights in June and August 2014, eight miles it was in the sky 24 hours 34 minutes.

Also there are negotiations regarding the localization of the production of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2 on the capacity of the Antonov state enterprise, part of Ukroboronprom concern.

Recall, November 4, Poroshenko called for the production company Baykar Makina, which is one of the world leaders in the production of high performance unmanned aircraft systems.

It was also reported that the Ukrainian and Turkish sides in the framework of the official visit of the President of Petro Poroshenko in Istanbul signed a number of bilateral documents.

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