Foreign media: Turkish UAV is “changing the rules of the game”

According to Japanese media, the export of Turkish military UAVs is increasing. Turkey’s defense enterprises have become well-known manufacturers and exporters of UAVs. While breaking the balance of military power in the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa, they have also launched challenges to China, Israel, the United States and other old UAV manufacturers. According to Japan’s “Nikkei Asia review” website on October 7, since the end of September, in the Naka conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian, the video of Arab side attacking its opponent with Turkish made UAVs has aroused widespread concern. “Without these capabilities, it will be much more difficult for Azerbaijan to destroy the armed forces that have been in operation for 30 years,” said President Aliyev According to the report, Ismail demir, a senior official of the Turkish government responsible for the defense industry, said Turkish UAV manufacturers are discussing UAV exports with at least seven countries. According to the report, Turkish companies see Asia as a potential market. “In Asia, we see Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines in particular as strategic markets,” said temer cotil, CEO of Turkish aerospace industry “The reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence gathering capabilities of many Asian countries need to cover a wide range of land and sea areas,” said defense analyst Arda mevrutoglu. Turkey has strong cultural, political and military ties with countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia. ” According to the report, Turkey had previously relied on Israeli drones to attack Kurdish fighters. But in recent years, it began to produce its own drones after it was rejected by the United States. < / P > < p > these new UAVs have been tested in Turkey, Syria and Iraq against Kurdish fighters, as well as in related reconnaissance missions in the eastern Mediterranean. After Turkish armed forces began to share videos of their drone attacks, Turkish drones began to gain recognition. In July, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said at an online conference that Turkey’s drone operations in Syria and Libya were “changing the rules of the game.”. “Being able to test UAVs on the real battlefield gives us the opportunity to improve and upgrade drones,” said mevrutoglu. It’s more attractive to customers. ” Jan kasapoglu, director of the security and defense program at Turkey’s Center for economic and foreign policy research, said: Turkey’s UAV industry may face new challenges after the United States decided in July to relax export restrictions on certain types of military UAVs. In addition, Turkey’s recent tough foreign policy may hinder exports, as Ankara finds itself at odds with western countries, which may impose export restrictions on UAV parts. This risk is forcing Turkey to consider localizing or diversifying its supply chain.