Turkey Military Technology, what is its level? – Advanced military technology produced locally can help Turkey fight terrorists, but can it compete with the military technology of other countries?
Turkey Military Technology, what is its level?
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – Advanced military equipment produced by local Turkish companies has improved the country’s military’s ability to fight the PKK terrorist group.
According to Anadolu, the Turkish Gendarmerie Command has been effective against the terrorist group despite difficult weather conditions and terrain, thanks to the latest weapons and military equipment.
Special forces equipped with MPT-76 infantry sniper rifles and Bora-12 sniper rifles will use ASELSAN’s mini-drones to monitor the terrain and discover where terrorists are hiding.
Their newly developed camouflage uniforms make them rugged enough to withstand harsh weather and high-altitude operations.
Turkey’s Flagship Drone
The Bayraktar TB2 drone played a role in ending the recent fighting over the Azerbaijani-Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, giving Azerbaijan the advantage to win the war.
In late February 2020, Turkey launched TB2 and TAI Anka-S drones against multiple targets inside Syria following airstrikes in the northwestern province of Idlib that killed 33 Turkish soldiers.
The effectiveness of the drones forced the Syrian army to call off its offensive in Idlib province and Russia to broker a ceasefire agreement.
Since 2016, TB2 drones have joined Turkey’s 35-year fight against the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), attacking several targets in Iraq and its offshoot, the YPG, in northern Syria.
Within a short period of time, armed drone technology has become a pillar of Turkey’s security-oriented foreign policy. This stands in stark contrast to the principle of “avoiding conflict with neighbors,” which was once a major tool of Turkish doctrine.
Turkey’s domestically produced drones have proven their tactical effectiveness and are cheaper than Western technology.
Military expert Metin Gurkan calls this new shift in Turkey’s military evolution the “dronization” of Turkish force projection.
The success of drones on foreign battlefields, reinforced by a sense of Turkish nationalism, has made civilian skills less important to the art of diplomacy, emphasized bold public relations, and showcased a new era of Turkish military power.