The Come Back Alive foundation for competent aid to the army and Baykar, a Turkish company producing Bayraktar TB2 and Bayraktar Akinci UAVs, have officially announced cooperation, the foundation has said on its website.
Taras Chmut and Haluk Bayraktar signed a memorandum of further partnership in Istanbul on 3 August on behalf of the respective parties.
Taras Cmut said the foundation is reaching a new systemic level of working with international partners.
"As an institution, we are aware that the Russian-Ukrainian war, unfortunately, will not end tomorrow, and therefore we aim for consistent long-term work. 24 February changed everything, and we woke up to a new reality around us. From now on, it is not only the state that is a player at the international level of arming the country, but also foundations such as ours. And we are ready to contribute and provide a shoulder for the state to rely on, including in terms of military products," Chmut said. The Baykar director stressed that the two organisations "have a lot to give to each other in this collaboration".
"We are confident that by working together we will reach new horizons, first and foremost to demonstrate humanity and for Ukraine to win," Baykar added.
The parties have not yet disclosed details of future interaction. However, they have now agreed to introduce best practices and international standards to develop cooperation and engage other representatives in such cooperation.
The foundation and the company have also underlined that they plan to provide each other with all-round support in developing cooperation and implementing new joint projects.
The foundation recently reported that Come Back Alive was the first in Ukraine to buy a Bayraktar TB2 system. Its cost is 16,502,450 dollars.