Ukraine had ordered the UCAVs from Baykar Defense and Turkish MILGEM (National Ship) Ada-class corvettes from Istanbul Naval Shipyard at the end of 2020.
The Ukrainian army already has Baykar’s Bayraktar TB2s in its inventory, but this is the first batch for the Naval forces.
Ukrainian Navy announced earlier that the UCAVs produced by the Turkish firm Baykar for the Ukrainian navy are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2021.
The Bayraktar TB2 is a Turkish medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations.
The Bayraktar TB2 has a lenght of 6.5 m, a height of 2.2 m and a wingspan of 12 m. It has a maximum a maximum take-off weight of 650 kg with a maximum payload capacity of 150 kg. It can fly at a maximum speed of 120 knots (222 km/h) at a maximum altitude of 27,000 feet (8,230 m) and has a flight endurance of up to 27 hours.
Bayraktar TB2 has 4 hardpoints for laser-guided smart munition, with provisions to carry combinations of L-UMTAS (Long Range Anti tank Missile System) , MAM-L and MAM-C precision-guided munitions, Roketsan Cirit (70 mm Missile System) and Tubitak-Sage Bozok Laser Guided Rockets.