To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

‘Brotherly’ Pakistan-Turkey ties include UAV procurement

26th January 2022 - 16:30 GMT | by Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo


Pakistan is expected to unveil a number of Bayraktar TB2 UAVs in March 2022. (Photo: Baykar Defence)

The Pakistan Air Force is expected to unveil Bayraktar TB2 UAVs in March 2022, as it seeks to gain an advantage over Indian air defences.

In its first-ever National Security Policy, unveiled on 14 January, the Pakistani government emphasised ‘brotherly ties’ with Turkey and committed itself to strengthening economic and defence cooperation with Ankara.

The close Pakistan-Turkey military relationship is exemplified by cooperation on UAVs as part of a modernisation programme for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), with industry insiders telling Shephard that an unspecified number of Bayraktar TB2 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) aircraft are ready to enter service.

An initial batch of TB2s is said to have been delivered in mid-2021 under a broader deal that includes joint production of Anka-S MALE UAVs and future

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo


Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo

Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo is a freelance security and defense reporter based in Milan, Italy. She covers …

Read full bio

Share to