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UK Acknowledges The Might Of Turkish Bayraktar Drones; Seeks To Modify Its Own UAV’s

The Bayraktar Tactical UAS is a surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system used by the Turkish Armed Forces. It is developed by the Kale-Baykar, a joint venture between the Kale Group and Baykar Technologies.

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British defence secretary emphasized the “game-changing” role of Turkish Bayraktar TB-2 UAVs in modern warfare in the Middle East and North Africa.

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“We need to look at the lessons of others. Look how Turkey has been operating in Libya where it has used Bayraktar TB-2 UAVs since mid-2019,” Ben Wallace told a virtual gathering of the Air and Space Power Conference.

“Those UAVs (Bayraktar TB-2 Drones) have conducted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and targeting operations against frontlines, supply lines and logistics bases.”

“In July last year they struck the Libyan National Army-controlled Jufrah Airfield destroying several command and control nodes as well as two transport aircraft,” he added, referring to a force under Khalifa Haftar, a renegade warlord fighting Libya’s UN-recognized government.

Last year, Turkey and Libya signed a pact on defense cooperation.

On Turkey’s counter-terrorism operations in northern Syria, he underlined the success of lightly armed drones used there. “Or consider Turkey’s involvement in Syria and its use of electronic warfare, lightly armed drones, and smart ammunition to stop tanks, armoured cars, and air defense systems in their tracks,” he said.

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“According to reports, the Assad regime suffered heavy losses ‘3,000 soldiers, 151 tanks, eight helicopters, three drones, three fighter jets vehicles and trucks, eight aerial defense systems and one headquarters among other military equipment and facilities’,” he said.

“Even if only half of these claims are true, the implications are game-changing.”

Also at the conference, Wallace announced that the UK had signed a £65 million ($81.8 million) contract to build the UK’s first three Protector drones. They will enter service by mid-2024 and will be the first British-operated system capable of strike missions anywhere in the world. They have enhanced range and endurance and will replace the UK’s current stock of Reaper drones.

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