25.05.2021 – 21:07
Poland became the first NATO country to buy 24 Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones. Turkey’s production and empowerment has caused concern in Athens. In a press conference with his Polish counterpart, President Erdogan stressed today that Turkey and Poland are “moving firmly” towards achieving their goal of $ 10 billion in bilateral trade volume.
But where else will Poland export drones?
Greek media have made an analysis of countries that have close cooperation with Ankara and President Erdogan that could lead to trade deals for the sale of drones. In the list of potential clients, a Greek media in an article published today, includes Albania.
“Several European countries, including Albania, Belarus, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, with which Turkey has good relations, are said to be among those who can supply these war drones,” Greek media reported. reports ABC News.
“Turkish drones have been used in several military operations in Turkey, Qatar, Ukraine and Azerbaijan, while last year the news circulated in the media that Ankara would also supply Serbia. The TB2 drone was designed and manufactured by the Turkish company Bayraktar.
Development of the drone began in 2007, and two years later it made its first flight. In 2014, the developers showed the Turkish army their final version and in March 2016 “TB2” was officially approved by the Turkish army, writes abcnews.al. “TB2” can climb to an altitude of more than 7300 meters and stay in the air for up to 24 hours, writes abcnews.al.
The drone can be controlled from the control center at a distance of up to 150 kilometers. It has a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour and an average operating speed of 130 kilometers per hour. It has a length of 6.5 meters and a wingspan of 12 meters. Its maximum weight is 650 kg and can carry a load of 55 kg. The drone can carry up to 4 laser-guided missiles “, the article continues.