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Turkey says Malaysia, Indonesia interested in buying armed drones

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Turkey says Malaysia, Indonesia interested in buying armed drones

FILE PHOTO: Bayraktar TB2 combat drone donated to Ukraine is seen during presentation, in Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania July 6, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

Earlier, Turkey's Baykar delivers 20 battle-tested armed drones to the United Arab Emirates

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey said on Monday that Malaysia and Indonesia had expressed keen interest in buying armed drones from Turkish defense firm Baykar, which has supplied the weapons to several countries after battlefield successes.

“Many Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, show great interest in our defense industry products. Agreements are being signed,” Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a press conference in Tokyo.

“We would most gladly meet Japan’s need for drones,” the minister added, on a visit there to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

International demand for Turkish drones has soared after their impact on conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Libya. On September 21, Reuters reported that Baykar delivered 20 armed drones to the United Arab Emirates this month. – Rappler.com

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