Turkey to create domestic laser weapon

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Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /

Turkey is preparing for the establishment of a domestic laser weapon for countering warships and destroying unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles, Hürriyet newspaper reported on Monday.

The design of the laser weapon is being conducted by the Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

The newspaper reported that it is planned to design two models and then the best version for future development of the project will be selected.

The U.S. Army has this type of weapon. The development of laser weapons projects in addition to Turkey is also carried out by Israel, Russia, Germany and China.

In recent years, the Turkish defence industry has focused on the development and manufacture of its own products. Turkey managed to achieve a 54 per cent level of self-sufficiency in the defence industry.

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