Turkey’s support for Ukraine appeared!

Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 22, 2022, under the name of a military operation, actually turned into a new front as a continuation of the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The US and European countries also support Ukraine militarily. So what has Turkey provided to Ukraine so far?

What is in Turkey’s Ukraine support package?

It is known that Turkey has sent a large number of UAVs and armored vehicles to Ukraine in the past year. On the other hand, Russia could not procure similar vehicles and ammunition from Turkey, even though it demanded to buy it. In other words, contrary to what some countries have done in the past years, it does not aim to profit by feeding both fronts in the war, but to end the war as a mediator.

Of course, in this process, Ukraine supplied a large number of UAVs, SİHAs, armored vehicles, artillery shells, machine guns, guided missiles, guided bombs, lifts, armor, generators, mortars, and electronic warfare capable devices against air and land vehicles from Turkey.

How much is Turkey's SİHA power?  Current Bayraktar TB2 and Anka SİHA numbers

How much is Turkey’s SİHA power? Current Bayraktar TB2 and Anka SİHA numbers

How much is Turkey’s UAV and SİHA power? Here are all the Bayraktar TB2, Anka, Aksungur and Akıncı numbers announced so far in the inventory…

Bayraktar TB2 is at the top of the list. More than 40 of these SİHAs have already been delivered to Ukraine. Even though European countries wanted to donate them to Ukraine by collecting money, Baykar gave them free of charge on the condition that the collected amount is donated to the people of Ukraine. He also donated 15 of them himself. The rest were sold for almost half the price.

Of course, some of these were shot down in the early months of the war as they were flown beyond the border line to hit the Russian logistics line. But the production process for Ukraine continues. If we make a rough estimate, we can say that this much more will be delivered. In addition, nearly 30 Bayraktar Mini UAVs were delivered.

BMC Kirpi 4×4 takes the second place. The first priority of this vehicle, which ensures the safety of soldiers on the front line, is to protect them against mines, bullets and rockets to a certain extent. We watched the footage of Ukrainian soldiers who were ambushed (especially at the border line) many times, even their noses were saved because they were inside the BMC Kirpi.

We even saw that the Russians painted the BMC Kirpi 4×4 battleships they captured and printed their own logos on them to avoid being exposed to friendly fire. So far, between 200-250 units have been delivered. However, it is not known how many of these vehicles are Hedgehog 1 or Hedgehog 2. Nevertheless, we can say that even if Hedgehog 2 does not have advanced features, it has already saved hundreds of lives.

Continuing the list is 100 thousand pieces of 155mm artillery ammunition. Please note that this order is still in the delivery process. So not all delivered. But hundreds of machine guns, TLRG-230 guided missiles, MAM-L and MAM-C guided bombs, Sungur and mortars were delivered.

In addition, an unknown number of generators and land-based electronic warfare devices were delivered. But most importantly, they may not be. Because the armored vests and helmets of the soldiers fighting at the front are also produced by Garanti Kompozit in Turkey. In fact, Zelenski’s equipment above is one of them.

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