The Kyiv Independent: Bayraktar drones will be produced in Ukraine


Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers seeks to launch production of Bayraktar drones in Ukraine.

  • Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the Cabinet of Ministers would send a bill to the Verkhovna Rada to ratify an agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.
  • The agreement will allow the construction of a factory in Ukraine to produce Turkish Bayraktar drones.
  • On July 19, Haluk Bayraktar, CEO of Turkish defense firm Baykar Technologies, said that the company would not sell its Bayraktar drones to Russia.
  • Following Lithuania and Poland, Canada and Norway launched a fundraising campaign to buy the Bayraktar TB2 drone for Ukrainian army.
    In Canada, the campaign initiative on a Turkish-made UAV purchase belongs to the U Help Ukraine NGO. In total, they plan to raise 7 million Canadian dollars (5.4 million US dollars. in Norway, 55 million Norwegian krones (about $5.5 million) are planned to be collected as part of the campaign and transferred to the aid fund at the Ukrainian Embassy.  Recently, a drone Bayraktar TB2 Vanagas (“Hawk”) gifted by Lithuania, arrived in Ukraine.

Read more via The Kyiv Independent

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