In the course of Turkey's recent multi-week offensive in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region a Turkish drone allegedly crashed. Turkey uses numerous drones, such as the Bayraktar models, in its conflicts from Syria to Libya to Iraq. https://twitter.com/vvanwilgenburg/status/1278037380650450954
Month: June 2020
Iron Drone and IAI partner to counter drone threats
As drone threats continue to be a major emerging issue, including small drone swarms, Israel's Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Iron Drone announced on June 29 "that they have entered a collaboration agreement for the integration of interception capabilities into IAI’s advanced anti-drone system, Drone Guard." “The collaboration agreement and the integration of interception capabilities …
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The US army selected Smart Shooter to counter drones
Smart Shooter selected by US army.
How many drones were used in Operation Barkhane and the Sahel region?
Maps and details about Operation Barkhane and the 5,100 forces involved also show drones. https://twitter.com/ambfranceisrael/status/740236056956698624 But how many were used. Usually it says 3 Reapers. https://twitter.com/Aln54Dz/status/1274274803520802816 Images are also posted and interview, "the Reaper drones have become an essential tool for a number of operations carried out by Operation Barkhane against armed terrorist groups in …
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Video appears to show Kurdish militants using drones against Turkey
A video appears to show Kurdish militants attacking Turkish army positions, probably in northern Iraq. https://twitter.com/DenizCumali3/status/1276762709309001730?s=20 Turkey said in March 2019 that "YPG/PKK terror group made 12 attempts to attack Turkey with drones over the past two weeks, according to security sources. The drones were used from east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, …
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Turkish TV shows video of drone alleged to be used in recent operations
A program at ATV Haber in Turkish recently featured a presenter talking about Turkey's operations in northern Iraq. It showed momentarily a drone. Turkey has become very well known for use of Bayraktar and Anka model drones, especially in northern Iraq, Syria and Libya. These have been used agains the PKK. https://twitter.com/ttahaber/status/1276807040665636866?s=21
China-India tensions: UAVs play a role and here are some details
In the recent China-India tensions over the border both sides have access to drones. https://twitter.com/detresfa_/status/1270239991776468996
Azerbaijan is buying Turkish armed drones
In a major development Azerbaijan will reportedly acquire Turkish drones. Defense News quoted Turkish officials. “Efforts in this direction [for the purchase of combat drones] are continuing. Now we are having results,” Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov told reporters June 22 in the Turkish capital. Turkey has had success with its Bayraktar and Anka drones. The …
Al Qaeda appears to “confirm” US drone strike
"AQ group in NW Syria confirms a US drone strike earlier this month killed one of the group’s most senior leaders, a veteran Jordanian jihadi who had been the brother-in-law of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi." The Al-Monitor report notes "Huras al-Din, an al-Qaeda branch in northwest Syria, released a statement Wednesday saying that Khaled al-Aruri, also …
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