Ukrainian Navy to receive first Turkish Bayraktar UAV this year

Ukrainian Navy to receive first Turkish Bayraktar UAV this year

This year, the Ukrainian Navy will receive the first set of Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which will be used in both the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa said this during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. National Security” on May 12, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The Navy, like other types/branches of the Armed Forces, like the entire civilized world, is switching to unmanned technologies. This is a step forward. This year, the Navy will receive the first set of the Bayraktar unmanned complex, which will be used both in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov by surface forces and the marines. In the future, we plan to purchase unmanned countermine systems for the Navy, which are very optimal in terms of price and efficiency of use," Neizhpapa said.

He stressed that in the future more attention will be paid to the capabilities of unmanned technologies of the Ukrainian Navy.

As reported, the Bayraktar TB2 is a Turkish medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations. It is designed and manufactured by Turkey′s Baykar company.


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