One of Ukraine’s Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs was downed by Ukraine’s own air defense systems at evening hours. Meanwhile some sources stated that the UCAV downed was a Korsar type, Korsar family of UAVs have 2-bladed rotors while the latest iterations of Bayraktar TB2 come with indigenously 3-bladed rotors in place of 2-bladed foreign ones.
IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) capabilities hold great importance in 21st century warfare, demonstrated by past accidents such as a Russian fighter jet downing another during an exercise due to flaws with IFF.
Ukrainian Ambassador Vasly Bodnar: “We are actively using Bayraktar TB2”
Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasly Bodnar, who participated in the Turkiye-based Crimean Foundation’s Crimea: Nine Years Under Invasion conference answered the questions of Defence Turk regarding the allegations about “Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs not being used anymore by Ukraine”. Bodnar stated that Bayraktar TB2 is being actively used by Ukrainian forces and any issues regarding the acquisition of military equipment from Turkey is being quickly solved.
He also made a call for Turkiye to join the Leopard Consortium formed with the purpose of supplying Ukraine with Leopard series of MBTs and related equipment (ammunition, spare parts, maintenance infastructure).
Turkey and Ukraine cooperation on KAAN fighter jet engine! | English Defence News (defenceturk.net)