The number of armed drones in the Gendarmerie forces’ inventory has increased with the latest delivery of six Bayraktar Tactical Block 2’s (TB2), which are domestically produced by Turkey’s Baykar Makina and are mostly being used in counterterrorism operations.The Bayraktar TB2 armed drones have been operationally used since 2015, and are the first and only armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to be included in the TSK inventory. They have provided critical tactical support to the Turkish military in their fight against terrorism, particularly against PKK terrorists, who have been stationed in mountainous regions in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq. The drones also have provided effective surveillance, reconnaissance and fire support to Turkish military in the Operations Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, which were carried out against PKK-affiliated groups and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria, and enabled a swift and precise victory in these operations.
Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı’na altı adet Bayraktar TB2 SİHA teslim ettik.
Yüzden fazla yerli İHA/SİHA'yı güvenlik güçlerimizin envanterine katmanın gururunu yaşıyoruz. pic.twitter.com/kiXS6BJwRM
— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) September 28, 2019