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The reason for the termination of the supply of British components for the UAV Bayraktar-TB2 to Turkey

The reason for the termination of the supply of British components for the UAV Bayraktar-TB2 to Turkey
It became known about the termination of deliveries from Britain of components for the production of drones to Turkey. This is Andair Ltd, which supplied components to the Turkish manufacturer Baykar Makina, engaged in the production of shock-reconnaissance drones Bayraktar-TB2.

As stated in the Western press, export is terminated due to, that Turkey sold drones with British components to Azerbaijan for their subsequent use in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenian information sources write about, that the British company contacted the Armenian Embassy in London with a request to clarify, whether the Bayraktars shot down during the conflict in Karabakh had parts with British markings. The Armenian side confirms the information on the presence of Andair Ltd fuel pumps on the UAV.

It should be noted, that information about the presence of British components on the Bayraktars shot down in Karabakh was leaked to the press back in November. At the same time, the British company was criticized for cooperation with Turkey., which is “ready to use to sell UAVs to third countries for military operations, not sanctioned by the UN Security Council ". It is this wording that is now being used as a reason for the termination of supplies for a Turkish drone manufacturer..

In this regard, it can be assumed, that the British company was initially well aware of the presence of its components on Turkish-made drones, applied by Azerbaijan. And only public attention to this issue after, how several such UAVs were shot down in Nagorno-Karabakh and their "insides" were studied, forced Andair Ltd to terminate cooperation with Turkish Baykar Makina.

used photos:Baykar Defense

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