The Turkish government has made no secret of its desire to operate armed unmanned air systems, but Ankara’s attempts to field foreign-made systems, particularly those from the U.S., have usually not been successful. But now Ankara has not only fielded indigenous armed UAVs but sent them into harm’s way, targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the southeast of the country. Turkey now becomes the sixth nation to develop and field an indigenous armed UAV system ...


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