Saudi Arabia interested in Turkish UAVs

Saudi Arabia interested in Turkish UAVs

Saudi Arabia and Turkey are reportedly in talks for the domestic ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was on display at the International Dubai Airshow Aviation Exhibition.

Saudi Arabia wants to buy six unmanned aerial vehicles (ANKA) and two ground service stations from Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), the Daily Sabah reported.

According to the well-known defense publication Defense News, projects for ANKA's procurement have been ongoing for a while. 

"The Saudis had some conditions regarding reconnaissance, and we are still negotiating this part of the deal," the manager of the corporate marketing and communications department at TAI, Görkem Bilgi, said. The possibility of technology transfer between Turkey and Saudi Arabia is also on the table.