Turkey’s Baykar Technologies Makina, the producer of Bayraktar drones, has presented a prototype of a new combat UAV with Ukrainian engines.
- The National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System (MIUS) has been named Kizilelma (“red apple”), said Baykar technology leader Selçuk Bayraktar.
- The aircraft is set to feature a high operational altitude and takeoff weight of 5,500 kilograms.
- It is envisaged to carry 1.5 tonnes of useful payload. It is projected to be capable of flying for five hours and reaching speeds of up to 800 kph.
- Baykar in November 2021 signed a contract with Ivchenko-Progress, one of the leading Ukrainian companies for the procurement of engines for the MIUS. Ivchenko-Progress was projected to supply the AI-322F Turbofan engine for the jet under the agreement.
- MIUS will be jet-powered and is expected to be capable of taking off from and landing on Turkey’s flagship-to-be amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu.
- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.