From today’s Daily Sabah and Hurriyet.

In Ukraine’s 1st combat use, Bayraktar TB2 destroys Russian armament

Once again video of a Turkey-made unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), namely Bayraktar TB2, destroying a Russian-made land vehicle went viral on social media.

The footage, showing a familiar scene from Syria and Azerbaijan [Nagorno-Karabakh], was this time shared by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Tuesday.

It was the Bayraktar TB2 combat drone’s first-ever deployment by the Ukrainian army – which has quite a few of them in its inventory – to destroy a howitzer used by pro-Russian separatists in Donbass.

Ukraine previously operated the Turkish combat drone, using the latest smart ammunition by another Turkish defense giant, Roketsan during the Sea Breeze 2021 military exercise in June.

The Ukrainian army, both the land forces and the navy have Bayraktar TB2s – manufactured by Baykar – in its inventory.

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Ukraine uses Turkish armed drone in Donbas for 1st time

The Ukrainian Armed Forces shared footage on social media on Oct. 26 of its first ever combat deployment of a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drone to destroy a howitzer used by pro-Russian separatists in Donbas.