31 May '16, 5am

Turkey Relying On Local Drone Tech After US Restrictions On Weapons Sale

Turkey Relying On Local Drone Tech After US Restrictions On Weapons Sale

Turkey is now relying on the local drone technologies after the US restricted the sale of weapon systems to the country, defense industry head said last week. Defense Industry Undersecretary Ismail Demir said during a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council think tank on May 27 that the US restriction on defense projects has driven Turkey to develop its own technologies. Demir was quoted as saying by Daily Sabah: "I don't mean to be sarcastic, but I would like to thank [the U.S. government] for the projects that were not approved because it forced us to develop our own systems". The US congress has dragged its feet on approving the sale of armed drones and guided ammunitions to its NATO ally, citing concerns about the Turkish Armed Forces' fight against the terrorists in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq. As such, Turkey has developed tactical unmanned armed aircraft ...

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