In Ukraine, the construction of a factory for the production of Bayraktar drones began

In Ukraine, work has started on the construction of a factory that will produce Bayraktar drones of the Turkish company Baykar. This was stated by the Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kamyshin, on the air of the national telethon, writes NV.

“If we talk about the Bayraktar plant, which has been discussed in Ukraine for several years, construction work has already begun on this plant. The plant began to be built in practice, and not only on memorandums,” said the head of the ministry.

He also added that other things may be produced, but it is not possible to talk about them yet.

“There were negotiations regarding the plant, then there were shutdowns, scandals. This plant is starting to be built, we have moved to real steps,” the minister emphasized.

We will remind that a few weeks ago the Turkish company Baykar reported about production of the anniversary 500th strike UAV Bayraktar TB2, well known to Ukrainians. The first flight of the Bayraktar TB2 took place in August 2014, the first test with the use of weapons took place in 2015. The first combat use of UAVs took place in 2018 in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The main operator of Bayraktar TB2 is the Turkish army, which has more than 200 UAVs of this type in service. Ukraine was one of the first foreign countries to order TB2.