(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Malaysia and Indonesia have expressed keen interest in buying
armed drones from Turkish defense firm Baykar, Foreign Minister
Mevlut Cavushoglu said on Sept. 26, reports citing .
Cavushoglu answered journalists' questions at Japan National
Press Club (JNPC) in Tokyo, where he came to attend the funeral of
former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who was
Stating that they will hold consultations with Japan on the
defense industry and security, Cavushoglu said,“If Japan wants to
buy our defense industry products, we will gladly meet Japan's
needs in this area as well.”
The UAVs and SİHAs Türkiye produces are among the best and even
the first products produced in the world, he said.“I can say that
in Libya, especially in Tripoli, it is the Turkish armed drones
that prevent the invasion. We want to improve our cooperation with
Japan in the field of defense industry as well as in every other
“Other Asian countries are also very interested at the moment,
especially Malaysia and Indonesia, these countries show great
interest in our defense industry products,” he stated.
Emphasizing that Türkiye does not compete with any country in
the field of drones and is working to develop its own technology,
Cavushoglu said,“But there is probably no other armed drones in
the world where songs are composed like our armed drones are
“The most popular name given to boys born in Ukraine, Bayraktar.
In the defense industry, both our public and private companies
produce highly successful and high-quality products,” he added.
Ukraine said that the Turkish TB2 drones it had at the start of
the war had proved their worth against the Russian forces. The TB2
helped undermine Russia's overwhelming military superiority.
The number of countries where Turkish fighter drone Bayraktar
TB2 is being exported to has risen to 24, said Haluk Bayraktar, the
CEO of Baykar, in early September, adding that the share of exports
in the company's revenue for this year has reached 98 percent.
So far, more than 400 Bayraktar TB2 and 20 Bayraktar Akinci have
been produced, he said. But there are plans to raise production
next year to 500 Bayraktar TB2 and 40 Bayraktar Akinci, he
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