Ukraine presses more Bayraktar TB2 UAVs into service

The Ukrainian military has received an additional unspecified number of Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) made by Turkish company Baykar Defence and has pressed them directly into service against invading units of the Russian military.

Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov stated on the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence website on March 2, “The number of countries that provide their assistance is increasing. … New Bayraktars have already arrived in Ukraine and are on combat duty.”

Bayraktar TB2
Turkey has achieved some success in the export market, with Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Poland all acquiring the Bayraktar TB2 tactical UAV. Baykar Defence

Reznikov also noted “there will be more Stingers and Javelins”, referring to manportable anti-aircraft and anti-armour missiles respectively that are being provided to Ukraine by its Western allies.

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