Turkey to buy engines for attack drones from Ukraine

The Turkish manufacturer of attack unmanned aerial vehicles Baykar and the Ukrainian design bureau Ivchenko-progress (part of Ukroboronprom) signed a contract for the supply of engines for new attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) MUIS. According to the Turkish company, the deal took place in Istanbul at the SAHA EXPO defense industry products exhibition.

“We have signed a contract with the leading Ukrainian company Ivchenko-Progress for the supply of AI-322F turbojet engines and the integration of AI-25TLT turbojet engines for our project for the production of percussion UAVs,” the company said in a statement. Twitter (translated by RIA Novosti).

At the end of October, the Ukrainian military used the Turkish Bayraktar TB-2 drone for the first time in Donbass, a batch of which Kiev purchased under President Petro Poroshenko. After that, the situation in the region worsened. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that their use does not violate the ceasefire agreement. OSCE observers claimed that the ceasefire was violated twice as often as in 2020 following the use of the drone.

About the incident – in the material “Kommersant” “From drones to infinity.”

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