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Ukraine can get updated Bayraktars

Oct 1, 2023

Ukraine can get Bayraktar Akinci, and this issue is under consideration, Baykar Makina General Director Haliuk Bayraktar said in an interview with Radio Liberty.


According to him, the Ukrainian military is well aware of what the Turkish company manufactures and invests in. It intends to produce all the systems we have in Ukraine.

"We have the necessary permits for this. Therefore, we can fully manufacture Bayraktar TB2 instead of assembling it. Also here we can fully produce Bayraktar Akinci. We have permission for this from our government, which demonstrates how close we are to implementation," the general director says.

He emphasized that Ukraine is the first country in which this will happen. The fact is that defense cooperation requires state permits.

"And we have this permission. Therefore, the issue regarding Akinci is under review, this is what I can say about it," Bayraktar concluded.

It was previously reported that Baykar is investing $100 million in Ukraine. Baykar has three main investments in Ukraine. One of them is a factory for the production of drones, the construction of which will be completed in 1.5 years.

The place of construction, of course, was not made public.

In turn, in June, Baykar General Director Haluk Bayraktor announced the launch date of the drone production plant in Ukraine. Bayraktar TB2 and Akinci devices will be produced there.

"Construction work at Baykar's local subsidiary in Ukraine, Avia Ventures, is progressing according to plan, with an opening scheduled for 2025," he said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 02/10/2023

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