Saudi Arabia keen to acquire Turkish UAVs
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Saudi Arabia intends to acquire Turkish ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the country’s media reported Nov. 21.
Reportedly, Saudi Arabia intends to acquire six UAVs at the first stage. Saudi Arabia also asked Turkey for a discount on the acquisition of ANKA UAVs, according to the reports.
It should be noted that as part of strengthening the domestic defense industry, production of mobile outposts has been established in Turkey since 2011, which have proved themselves in the fight against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, Canik TP9 pistols, ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles and other military equipment.
Turkey is also developing a domestic combat laser system, a prototype of which is already ready.
The proposal to create a laser weapon was put forward by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in May 2013. The project was approved by Turkey’s Defense Industry Ministry.
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