Niger becomes first foreign customer of Turkey’s Hurkus aircraft

Niger has become the first foreign customer of the Hurkus trainer aircraft, produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries.

Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said Nov. 19 on its website that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke with his counterpart in Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, by phone about bilateral relations. “President Erdoğan stated that the TB2 [Bayraktar] drones, Hurkus aircraft, and armored vehicles that Niger would procure from Turkey would strengthen its military and security forces,” according to the directorate’s statement.