Turkey begins drone programme

Israel has supplied Turkey with 10 Hermes drones, produced by Elbit Systems. The  Hermes drones are equipped for surveillance purposes. These will certainly be used to gain information about the (Kurdish) PKK, including PKK bases in northern Iraq. Turkey is already using information from US Predator drones to target their attacks on the PKK.

Turkey is also considering buying a Harpy2 drone from Israel, rather than a Predator drone from the US. The Harpy drone could be armed with missiles. (Source)


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