Turkey-based arms producer Bayrak Makina is currently using Ukrainian engines in the production of their new-generation Akıncı combat drones, further planning to install them on all company products.
“Relations in the field of drone production between Ukraine and Turkey have become strategically important, especially in recent years. Ukraine’s aviation industry technology is at the highest level, world-standard level. And we have something to offer each other in this cooperation … we are sure that through the efforts of our researchers, Turkish and Ukrainian, we will reach new horizons in the production of high-quality unmanned aerial vehicles,” Bayraktar said.
Several Bayraktar TB2 drones are already in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and have been tested in the combat zone in the country’s east.