Turkey and Ukraine will coproduce Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones

Turkey and Ukraine are set to coproduce the well-known Turkish-built Bayraktar TB2 drone, Defence News reported on Friday.

On Thursday, a Ukrainian official said that Ankara and Kyiv would sign a coproduction agreement for building the drone together that will be ratified by both their parliaments.

Ukrainian Defence Minister Olesii Reznikov also told reporters that the facility where the drones will be built will also include a training centre for Ukrainian pilots.

Ukraine first acquired TB2 drones from Turkey in 2019. In September, it announced it had plans to buy 24 more Turkish drones in the future.

Also, in October, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said his country will build a factory for manufacturing Turkish drones.

“A land plot on which the factory will be built has already been chosen,” he told a press conference, according to Al Jazeera.

Reznikov said the locally-built TB2s would be dubbed the Turkish-Ukrainian Bayraktar. It will have a Ukrainian engine, likely one made by Ukraine’s Motor Sich.

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