Turkish Drone Maker Baykar and Ukrainian MotorSich sign MoU during TEKNOFEST 2021
"Today is an important moment for our companies - Bayraktar and Motor Sich. As you know, Akinci - our strategic-level unmanned system – is already being supplied to the Turkish Armed Forces. This is a product of the highest technological level. We effectively cooperate with Ukraine in terms of engines, in particular with Ivchenko-Progress and Motor Sich. Our countries must support each other," said Haluk Bayraktar, CEO of Baykar.
CEO Bayraktar emphasised that cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey has grown in recent years and is based on the principle of a win-win partnership.
The AKINCI Attack Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is currently being delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces and other security units, is powered by a turboprop engine made in Ukraine. Baykar may also use a Ukrainian-made engine to power its MIUS (Combat Unmanned Aircraft System).
Details of the agreement have not been disclosed.
Baykar has exported its TB2 UAVs to Ukraine, Qatar, Azerbaijan and Poland. It is known that Hungary may sign the contract. According to the Technical chief of Baykar, Selçuk Bayraktar, there are ten countries interested in systems.