Baykar’s move comes after a Ukrainian crowdfunding campaign raised enough money to buy several unmanned aerial vehicles.

Baykar says that the
Baykar says that the "raised funds be remitted instead to the struggling people of Ukraine." (AA Archive)

Baykar, a Turkish defence firm that manufactures the globally known TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has stated that it will donate three of its drones to Ukraine.

The move, announced by the company late on Monday, came after a crowdfunding campaign in Ukraine raised enough funds to buy several of Baykar's combat-proven drones.

"Baykar will not accept payment for the TB2s, and will send 3 UAVs free of charge to the Ukrainian war front," the company said on Twitter.

They asked that the "raised funds be remitted instead to the struggling people of Ukraine," adding that the company appreciates the "solidarity and resolve" of Ukrainians amid the war.

"Baykar prays for a just resolution and lasting peace," it added.

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Combat-proven

This is not the first time Baykar will donate its TB2 model drones to Ukraine.

The company earlier welcomed Lithuanian crowdfunding to buy its drones for its embattled neighbour, but instead of receiving the funds, it offered that the amount be utilised to help Ukrainians in need.

Known for precision strikes, cost-efficiency and ability to dodge radars, the TB2 drones have been used in the battlegrounds of Syria, northern Iraq, Libya, Karabakh and Ukraine.

The drones were used to inflict devastating damages on hostile ground units, artilleries and air-defence systems.

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Source: AA