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Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar starts building a factory near Kyiv

by Daily Sabah

Turkish defense firm Baykar has commenced building a factory near Kyiv that would employ around 500 people, where it is expected to manufacture either its famed Bayraktar TB2 drone model or its new TB3 drone, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday.

Turkish-made Bayraktar drones have gained prominence globally after helping to swing conflicts in multiple countries including Ukraine, where they played a pivotal role in countering Russian forces early into Moscow’s invasion.

Baykar has said it has signed export deals for its TB2 drone with 30 countries. These include Ukraine, Ethiopia, Libya and Azerbaijan since 2018, according to the think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

“Our factory is being built … we need about 12 months to finish construction and then we will move on to internal machinery, equipment and organizational structure,” Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar said on the sidelines of the World Defense Show (WDS) in Riyadh.

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