ANKARA, ($1=14.10 Turkish Liras) — The war between Ukraine and Russia is entering its seventh day, after the Russian military invaded its western neighbor at 5:00 am on February 24. In this regard, according to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexei Reznikov, a new additional delivery of Turkish drones Bayraktar TB2 UAV is expected. This information was published in Swiss Info, and Armi Recognition quoted the source.
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In his latest video address, Alexei Reznikov stressed the importance of Turkish attacking drones in Ukraine’s war against Russia. “More Stinger and Javelin missiles will be delivered to Ukraine, new Bayraktar TB2s have been delivered to Ukraine and they are being actively used on the battlefield,” Reznikov was quoted as saying by TurkDefense.net.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that Turkish attacking drones gained popularity last year when they successfully opposed and destroyed Russian armored ground vehicles, most notably the Pantsir C1 mobile anti-aircraft missile system.
Neither Reznikov nor the sources cited by us provide information on the number of Turkish drones to be delivered to Ukraine. There is no information about the estimated date of delivery.
Bayraktar TB2 UAV
The Turkish attacking drone Bayraktar TB2 boasts a rich combat history, although its first flight was in 2014. Bayraktar TB2 took part in the battles over Libya, Syria, the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020, the war between Ethiopia and Tigray, and more recently in the war in Ukraine.
So far, approximately 300 Bayraktar TB2 units have been produced. The next version is currently being developed – Bayraktar TB3.
It is known that Bayraktar TB2 has UMTAS anti-tank missiles developed again in Turkey by the company Rocketsan. Separately, the Bayraktar TB2 can work very well with precision micro ammunition known as MAM-C and MAM-L.
The Turkish drone develops a speed of up to 130 km / h and can fly at an altitude of nearly 7 km. It can stay 24 hours in the air and, with such a duration, has a limited range – up to 150 km.
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