n December 14, the Bayraktar Kizilelma jet-powered drone made its maiden flight from Çorlu airfield in Turkey.
Read: Intelligence in the Russia-Ukraine War Turkey-Ukraine defense cooperation The cooperation between Ukraine’s defense industry and Turkey has been in the spotlight, with the Bayraktar TB2 armed drone arguably standing out as the most important topic.
The jewel of the military industry, Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), has received a wide interest, securing contracts with 16 Latin American countries and capturing the attention of militaries.
Ukraine purchased many Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones, which changed the balance of power in the battleground.
VIDEO: Political Blocks in the Middle EastIn order to respond to the increasing security and economic threats due to the failed and collapsed states in the neighboring countries and to the separatist and extremist movements, Morocco bought 13 Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones on September 17, 2021.
The Bayraktar TB2s immense impact on the Turkish military operations in Syria and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict created a momentum for more exports.
There have been other significant developments such as the very first exportation of the BAYRAKTAR TB2 tactical UAV to Qatar for a patch of 6 aircraft, 3 control stations with a training simulator.
SETA Foundation's Strategy Program Director Hasan Basri Yalçın and researcher Abdullah Erboğa conducted an interview with Haluk Bayraktar, the General Manager of Baykar Makina, which presents important information regarding Turkey's position in the field.
The National Corvette MilGem, National Attack Helicopter T129 ATAK, National Main Battle Tank ALTAY, National Assault Rifle MPT-76, National Combat Aircraft TF-X, Turkish Light Utility Helicopter T625, Armed Hürkuş, Missiles (Cirit, Kaplan, Mızrak, Hisar, Som, Bora), National Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Bayraktar TB2, Anka and Karayel, Göktürk-1 Satellite and Armored Combat Vehicle are some examples.