Maldives starts flying Turkish drones for maritime surveillance

[ad_1] CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The Maldives government has introduced Turkish-built Bayraktar TB2 drones into service while standing up a new Air Corps tasked with monitoring the island nation’s maritime environs. Three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were inaugurated in a ceremony at Maafaru International Airport in Noonu Atoll on March 15, according to the office … Read more

Baykar’s Akıncı UCAV completes live firing trials over the Black Sea

[ad_1] The Bayraktar Akıncı, a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) from Turkish defence company Baykar, recently underwent a series of live firing trials during which it showcased its operational capabilities with various guided munitions. During the trials which took place last week, Akıncı launched IHA-122 supersonic missiles on 13 and 15 March, hitting … Read more