Ukraine to produce Bayraktar TB2 body, electronics and software

Ukraine to produce Bayraktar TB2 body, electronics and software
Ukraine to produce Bayraktar TB2 body, electronics and software

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have recently met in Iran, where Putin asked about procuring TB2 UAVs. This demand was voiced by Erdoğan, causing concern in western media. Turkish defence company Baykar pledged to build Bayraktar TB2 drones in Ukraine. Kyiv has also prepared the land for industrial cooperation with Baykar.


Baykar General Director Haluk Bayraktar told Come Back Alive Foundation Director Taras Chmut about his company’s investment in Ukraine, which he called a personal pledge.

The Bayraktar TB2 drone factory will not only produce the UAV but will also become a research centre and an advanced production centre.

“We see Ukraine as our strategic partner. We have long-term plans for projects with Ukraine, and in fact, we have many projects. Baykar has started to build a factory in Ukraine, a research centre and an advanced manufacturing centre where we want to manufacture all the systems,” Haluk Bayraktar was quoted yesterday. Bayraktar added that they want to produce Kızılelma (Redapple) UAV in Ukraine.

Previously, the agreement between the Ukrainian and Turkish governments was signed by Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov and Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank in early February 2022.

Ukraine to produce Bayraktar TB2 body, electronics and software


The agreement will promote Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in the development, production and operation of the Bayraktar UAV.