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This article studies the current stage of development of armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology in Turkey, within the context of the current media attention caused by its deployment in various conflicts. Authors first provide a classification framework for surveillance and armed drones. Text proceeds with an overview of the technology and its military use. The core of the text focuses on Turkey’s past and present use of armed drones. Authors analyse the current stage of Turkey’s armed drone development production and export destinations. Furthermore, operational use by Turkey or other parties is discussed. Authors conclude by comparing current generation of Turkish drones to those deployed by the United States, highlighting technological edge on the side of the US, as well as continuing dependency of Turkey’s main drone systems on foreign components.

Additional Info

  • volume 2021
  • issue 1
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Přehledový / Peer-reviewed
Published in Equipment