Sales of the Turkish combat drones to Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s further military involvement in Morocco indicate that the deadly weapons will also be used in Yemen and Western Sahara.
The Turkish drone magnate Baykar will be establishing joint training and maintenance centers for Turkish armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Ukraine, a statement on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s website said.
“We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. This is an important event for us,” Zelenskyy said after the signing of the memorandum with Baykar on Wednesday.
Ukraine has previously bought the landmark drones from Baykar to bolster its armed forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in the war in the eastern Donbass region.
Kyiv plans to procure 24 more Bayraktar TB2s in the coming period….
Baykar has also sold its armed drones to Qatar, Azerbaijan and Poland. In May, Poland became the first European Union and NATO member state to acquire UAVs from Turkey.
….Saudi Arabia is also said to have been interested in buying Turkish drones. Latvia also hinted that it could be the second European Union and NATO member state to acquire the UAVs. Albania is also interested in striking a deal to procure Bayraktar TB2s.
The Bayraktar TB2 earned worldwide fame following its deployment in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan….