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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Turkey suspends UAV project with Israel

In the aftermath of the flotilla fallout, Turkey has suspended cooperation with Israel's Elbit Corporation on the sale to Turkey of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Turkey is suspending a $180 million UAV contract with Israel’s Elbit company and instead is using its own vehicles to gather intelligence, according to the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman,

Israel has withdrawn officers,engineers and instructors who were training Turkish counterparts on Elbit’s Heron unmanned aircraft after Turkey’s IHH terror activists brutally assaulted Israeli Navy commandos who were trying to stop their ship from reaching Hamas-controlled Gaza on May 31.

Zaman reported that the Turkish Baykar company already is using its UAVs to gather intelligence on Kurds opposed to the government in Ankara.
I'll bet you didn't know that Turkey has UAV's. Well, I did some checking around, and a picture of one preparing for takeoff appears below:


At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a sane world, the headline should have been:

"Israel suspends UAV project with Turkey"

Stupid Jews.

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Sorry for Elbit's revenue and backlog, but.... small favors...

At 9:00 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a blessing in disguise. This is not a country Israel should be selling military arms to. Period.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger 935684 said...

Israel would be crazy to pass any military technology or equipment to the Turks, at this point. I sure hope that Israel built a self-destruct back door into all the equipment she's already sold to them.


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