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IDEF 2017: Turkish industry pushes armed drones

10th May 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Istanbul


Turkey's recent use of armed UAVs during operations against the PKK has given the country's UAV manufacturers the impetus to begin integrating and testing weaponry on their platforms, some of which have been on display at this year's IDEF in Istanbul.

At least three different local companies are showing armed configurations for their UAVs, including: Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) with the Anka; Baykar with the Bayraktar; and Vestel with the Karayel. All three are currently in service with the Turkish military.

In September 2016, it was revealed that a Bayraktar had been used to target and kill several

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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