Erdogan spends on UAV Sector

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has committed to providing financial support to the country’s UAV sector as part of the country’s efforts to further develop its own capabilities and platform export markets.

Bloomberg external link reports that Baykar Makina, the private Turkish drone maker with family ties to the president, will receive government support to expand output.

Under Presidential Decree 1506, announced on September 4, the Turkish government is to provide support valued at $105.5 million for the development of the Baykar Bayraktar TB2 UAV and Akinci armed UAV, including the development and manufacture of avionics, ground control stations, and other subsystem components.