Kosovo has recently confirmed the good reception of an undetermined number of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones and the end of the training of several operators within its armed forces.
Kosovo receives its Bayraktar TB2 drones
Purchased in April by Romania, the TB2 signs a new success in the region with Kosovo. Albin Kurti, the Kosovar Prime Minister, announced on social networks the acquisition of an undetermined number of copies of the Turkish drone, which therefore signs a new export success since its remarkable performance in the conflicts of Nagorno-Karabakh and from Ukraine.
“We added the Bayraktar TB2 drones (to the Kosovar air fleet), which we bought from Turkey as a state, to our army’s inventory! During our two years of administration, we have increased the number of soldiers by more than 80% and the military budget by more than 100%,” said the Prime Minister. As a reminder, Kosovo is recognized by a number of states around the world, including France and Turkey or the United States, but its independence is not unanimous. Within the European Union, for example, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia and Romania do not recognize the state of Kosovo.
Beyond the reception of drones from the Turkish industrialist Baykar, Prime Minister Albin Kurti announced the end of training for the use of the TB2 for several officers of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), the force responsible for defense and security of Kosovo territory.