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Turkey among top 3 countries in world in combat drone technology

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Monday, 30 August, 2021, 11:18
Turkey among top 3 countries in world in combat drone technology

Turkey has risen to the world’s top three in combat drone technology, the Turkish president said on Sunday.

''With our unmanned combat aerial vehicle Akinci, Turkey has become one of the three most advanced countries in the world in this technology,'' Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the delivery ceremony for the Baykar Akinci combat drone in the northwestern Tekirdag province.Erdogan expressed hope that the Akinci will strengthen Turkey’s ''sincere efforts'' to establish trust, peace, and justice in both the region and the world. Contracts for exports of Turkey’s domestically produced Bayraktar TB2 drones have been signed for more than 10 countries, he said, adding that it has flown in four countries besides Turkey.