Ukraine aims to boost its navy to bolster security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, thanks to a Turkish equipment deal on corvettes and drones.
Along with the purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey, Ukraine will strengthen its navy with Ada-class corvettes following a new agreement between the two countries, the Turkish Defense Industry Authority said on Friday.
“Defense industry co-operation between Turkey and Ukraine continues to grow,” the Turkish Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) posted on Twitter.
Defense officials from the two countries signed agreements on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Ada corvettes during Ismail Demir’s, head of the SSB, visit to the capital of Kiev.
According to the supply agreement, Ukraine aims to strengthen its navy in order to enhance security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
The Ada Corvette can identify, position, classify, identify and destroy targets in the air, on the surface and underwater, as well as provide naval fire support.
In addition to avoiding potential threats, corvettes can perform maritime operations, such as maritime surveillance and patrols, coastal protection and infrastructure, as well as surveillance and research of exclusive economic zones. /ibna