ISTANBUL

A demo prototype of Turkey’s first locally manufactured ventilator is ready, an official of the country’s leading drone manufacturer Baykar announced late Monday.

The ventilator — designed by Turkish technology firm BIOSYS — was produced with the backing of Baykar, major appliances firm Arcelik, and defense giant Aselsan, said Selcuk Bayraktar, the chief technology officer of Baykar, in a tweet.

Baykar ordered 250 ventilators from BIOSYS to support the company’s mass production drive and Turkey’s public health care system.

Several defense and aviation firms, such as Aselsan, Havelsan, and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), have also joined the campaign.

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