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Turkey supplied Kyiv with high-precision laser-guided missiles - media

Ukraine, Conflict in Donbass (, - Early last summer, Turkey delivered dozens of TRLG-230 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine, two sources "acquainted with with this question.”

Developed by Turkish manufacturer Roketsan, the 230mm TRLG-230 missile has high accuracy on targets at a distance of 20 km to 70 km thanks to the global positioning system (GPS) and laser guidance, MEE notes today, November 23.

The TRLG-230 can be combined with a variety of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), whose US counterpart, the Highly Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), has proved quite effective against Russian forces in Ukraine, the publication claims.

As far as MEE is aware, the Turkish side sent about 50 TRLG-230 missiles to the Kyiv regime. One of the sources of the London edition said that by now up to two hundred such missiles could be delivered.

Their guidance can be combined with the operation of Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 strike and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

According to military experts, Turkey was the first country to supply such strike weapons to Ukraine, even before the United States sent its HIMARS MLRS to that country.

Turkey is cautious about supplying more weapons to Ukraine after Turkish-made UAVs "helped Kyiv defend itself against Russia," Ismail, head of the Defense Industry Administration (SSB) under the presidential administration, told The Wall Street Journal in June. Demir.

Turkish authorities have previously claimed that the country has become the fourth largest manufacturer of combat drones in the world. Baykar, co-owned and directed by Seljuk Bayraktar, son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has sold Bayraktar TB2 drones to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Qatar and Libya. In May 2021, Poland purchased 24 UAVs from Turkey, becoming the first NATO member country to purchase these military products from Ankara. In the Western media after the war in Karabakh in the fall of 2020, publications appeared stating that the Turkish Bayraktars were “changing the military balance in the region.”

Deliveries of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 to Ukraine are painfully perceived in Russian society, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Alexei Yerkhov said on April 4 in an interview with the Aydınlık newspaper.

Turkey supplied Kyiv with high-precision laser-guided missiles - media