Bayraktar TB2 combat drones have been used with murderous effect in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Ethiopia, Western Sahara and the Donbass. The F-16 deal with the U.S. will include the acquisition and upgrading of 120 of the multirole combat aircraft. The more advanced Akinci drone is built with Ukrainian engines and may be provided to Ukraine soon for war in the Donbass.


Turkey signs deals on sale of Bayraktar TB2 Drones to 16 countries

“Bayraktar TB2 have successfully completed 420,000 hours, and purchase contracts for them have been concluded with 16 countries. Apart from that, the first export contract was signed regarding the Bayraktar Akinci combat UAV


Also on Sunday, the Turkish defense minister said that talks between Ankara and Washington on supplies of the F-16 fighter jets were positive.

“Official requests for supply and modernization of new F-16s were made. After that, a delegation went to the US, and the negotiations were positive. We made our position clear.

[We] explained that this would also help strengthen NATO. If Turkey is strong, it is strong in NATO. Turkey’s strength is NATO’s strength,” Hulusi Akar said, as quoted by the Turkish Milliyet newspaper.