Turkish Baykar Secures the Largest Export Contract in the Country's History
Last week, Turkish company Baykar entered into a significant partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia, marking the largest deal in Turkey's history in the field of technology and aerospace industry. The company announced this milestone on Twitter.
The agreement also gained support from Turkish defense companies Aselsan and Roketsan.
Baykar's CEO, Haluk Bayraktar, referred to this agreement as a "historic step towards regional and global stability."
"We have not only signed the largest defense and aerospace export deal in our country's history with Saudi Arabia but also a technology localization agreement for Bayraktar Akıncı with the Saudi defense company SAMI Defense," the company's statement read.
"We hope that these agreements will be beneficial for both Turkey and Saudi Arabia and further strengthen our friendship," the company added.
According to a Daily Sabah report, Baykar also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Pakistan at the beginning of August. This agreement will involve Baykar Teknoloji in scientific research and development work, contributing to the mutual advancement of innovations and high-tech development.
This strategic cooperation promises great prospects for both countries, boosting technological progress and enhancing defense capabilities, the report highlighted.
Recall that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and Turkish company Baykar Makina signed an agreement to establish a service center for the repair and maintenance of drones in Ukraine. Representatives from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense stated that the service center's creation will significantly contribute to strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities and aid in achieving victory in the war against Russia.
Additionally, on July 10th, Baykar began construction on a plant in Ukraine for the production of unmanned aerial vehicles, including Bayraktar TB2, Akıncı heavy drones, Kızılelma unmanned combat aircraft, and other company technology. The Akıncı UAVs will be equipped with Ukrainian-made MS-500 and AI-450 engines, depending on the client's choice, while the Kızılelma will be powered by Ukrainian AI-25 engines.