Drones made in Turkey fly in support of the Turkish army in Syria War

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Arda Mevlutoglu, defense analyst, says that "the use of these drones is unprecedented in modern military history"

Ankara. - The images of objectives of the Syrian regime pulverized by these aircraft are unstoppably repeated on Turkish televisions. To avenge his dead soldiers in Syria and modify the balance of forces, Ankara uses more and more armed drones, of which Turkey is one of the world's leading manufacturers.
These telepilot aircraft have inflicted significant casualties on Syrian regime forces in the province of Idlib (northwest), where Ankara has retaliated after the death of 34 of his soldiers, on Thursday in attacks attributed to Damascus, AFP said.
The Syrian army claims to have shot down at least three of these Turkish drones, however, the Russian ally of Damascus that controls airspace in northwestern Syria does not appear to have intervened against Ankara devices.
These highly publicized drones not only allow Turkey to attack in Syria without risking the lives of its pilots, but also to promote its sale as it intends to become a major exporter of them.
"The use of these drones is unprecedented in modern military history," says Arda Mevlutoglu, a defense analyst. "This effective resource seems to have changed the dynamics of the civil war in Syria ...", he adds.

Most effective attacks on Syria by Turkey

These Turkish military drones are manufactured by Baykar, a company led by the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Selcuk Bayraktar, and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).
Turkey "is the leader of a group of countries that stand out in this technological domain and try to make an impact," said Dan Gettinger, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone au Bard College in New York.
In the past, Ankara claimed to have killed hundreds of Kurdish rebels in drone attacks, but the Syrian scenario allows him to demonstrate internationally his development in this field.
For Ozgur Eksi, editor in chief of the specialized magazine C4Defence, the massive use of drones has made Turkish attacks "more effective" in recent days.
Noting that the Turkish armed forces destroyed more than 100 Syrian tanks in a few days, he explained that "without drones, such a company would take longer and endanger the lives of Turkish soldiers."
In addition to their attacks, these devices are also used to signal targets for artillery or fighter bombers.
"This allows Turkey to attack at a distance, avoiding Syrian airspace as long as it inflicts heavy casualties on the enemy," Arda Mevlutoglu added.

Reason for pride of the Turkey attacks with armed drones

Gettinger estimates that Turkey has 94 Bayraktar TB2 armed drones. Although small, they have weapons capable of destroying armored vehicles.
Turkish enthusiasm for drones is not something new, according to Gettinger. Ankara had already launched into the development of these aircraft in the 1990s, a matter of not relying on third countries to seek them, such as the United States and Israel with which their relations are often strained.

Erdogan repeats incessantly that Turkey aspires to be among the top ten arms exporters in the world by 2023, coinciding with the centenary of the Turkish Republic.

"If we are able to carry out our (military) operations without needing the help of anyone, it is thanks to our work and the results obtained," he said in a speech on Monday.
So far, Turkey has exported drones to Qatar and Ukraine, according to Gettinger, and has deployed them in Libya in support of the Tripoli government against Marshal Jalifa Haftar, a strong man from the east of the country that disputes power.
Turkey works with other countries, such as Indonesia and Pakistan, helping them manufacture drones by providing their technology. "This industry is a great source of pride" for Turkey, Apostles Gettinger.


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