Fifty military personnel from the Ukrainian Air Force completed training and received appropriate permits to use the Turkish unmanned aerial complex Bayraktar TB2. Such a number of trainees is associated with the formation of spare crews.
This is important in the context of the type institution gaining experience in training specialists for new types of weapons, and will also create the necessary personnel reserve for staffing with already trained servicemen in the future
- said in a statement by the Ukrainian military.
Earlier it was reported that the Turkish company Baykar Makina delivered six Bayraktar TB2 drones to the APU. Also under the contract, in addition to UAVs, three ground control stations and ammunition for drones were delivered.
Bayraktar TB2 - shock medium-range UAV, designed and manufactured by the Turkish company Baykar. Flight altitude - over 7300 m, time spent in the air - up to 24 hours. The distance from the control point is no more than 150 km, it can work in two modes (remote control or automatic mode, including independent takeoff and landing). The maximum speed of the drone is 250 km / h, cruising speed - 130 km / h.
The length of the drone is 6,5 m, the wingspan is 12 m. The maximum take-off weight of the drone is 650 kg, while the payload is 55 kg. Bayraktar TB2 is capable of carrying two anti-tank bombs.