The production of armed drones Bayraktar TB2 has been launched in Ukraine, according to Andriy Yermak, head of the President’s Office, ukrinform.net reported.
In an interview with the Focus magazine, Yermak said the Ukrainian government is expanding cooperation with Turkey, which sent the first batch of Bayraktar TB2 drones to Ukraine in July this year.
“Now we have launched their production in Ukraine. When they say that these are ‘Turkish’ Bayraktars, yes, we got them from Turkey, but it is important to point out that the engines for these drones are made in our country,” he said.
According to Yermak, Kyiv has “a huge program of military assistance from the West,” with the UK involved in building up the Ukrainian Navy.