Missiles and sensors: German technology for the Turkish drone war
Turkey’s best-selling armed drone is equipped with cameras from German company Hensoldt, a spokesperson confirms. The device could guide missiles developed with German help to a target. The government in Berlin also has a stake in the defence company. Turkey uses the drones for attacks that violate international law. For almost two decades, companies from […]
Erdoğan son-in-law wants to equip world’s first drone carrier
After Turkey’s exclusion from the F35 programme, the fighter jets on the aircraft carrier „Anadolu“ could be replaced by armed drones. Turkey could be the first country in the world to have an aircraft carrier with combat drones. The ship in question is the „TCG Anadolu“, which is to be launched next year. Ideas for […]
The Turkish Drone War over Nagorno-Karabakh: Gamechanger for more unmanned armament?
Video lecture 11 March at 7 pm (CET) The lecture in English was simultaneously translated into German. See it on YouTube in original language. The war between Azerbaijan and Armenia in autumn 2020 is considered the first inter-state conflict won through the use of armed drones. Turkey supported Azerbaijan’s fighting with its „Bayraktar TB2“. Compared to […]
After the war over Nagorno-Karabakh: British military flirts with Turkish-style armed drones
Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles are smaller and much cheaper than their US counterparts. They can be procured in large numbers, so their loss in action is of little consequence. There is growing support in the UK for a new programme with smaller armed drones. This is what the daily „Guardian“ writes with reference to senior […]