Turkey’s Baykar will reportedly start producing Bayraktar TB2 combat drones in Ukraine in two years.
In an interview with Radio Liberty, Vasily Bodnar, Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey, said, “I think that with normal schedules for two years it will already produce the drones themselves.”
He said Turkish specialists are “completing the design and estimate documentation” needed to launch such an enterprise.
“We are not disclosing the details until the plant is launched… Now there are certain technical details related to security first of all. Because the Russian side has already stated that this will be an object for possible attacks,” Bodnar explained.
The second important issue is related to power supply and other technical details.
On December 13, the Verkhovna Rada, which is the unicameral parliament of Ukraine, ratified an agreement with Turkey on cooperation in the field of high technologies, which provided for the construction of the Bayraktar plant in Ukraine.
Drone maker Baykar also intends to build a research center and a center of advanced production in Ukraine.
In September, Baykar presented the concept of a drone factory, which is planned to be built in the Kyiv region. The area of the enterprise will be more than 30,000 square meters, and more than 300 Ukrainian engineers and technicians will be hired to work.