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Ukraine buys Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAVs

16th January 2019 - 09:01 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Ukraine has placed an order for Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 Male class UAV systems. This was revealed by the country’s president Petro Poroshenko on 12 January. 

He hinted that this deal has been a direct result from the agreement he received from his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Turkish-made UAVs, according to Poroshenko, could also be armed with modern precision-guided missiles for destroying armoured targets in addition to engineering and fortification facilities, and also against sea targets.

Poroshenko also hinted that the purchase contract has been inked between the Ukrainian state-owned company Ukrspetsexport and the Turkish company Bykar Makina. In

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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