President Erdogan Announced: Turkey Ranks Top 3 in the World in UAV ProductionSat, Jan 15, 2022 12:00 AM
President Erdogan said Turkey is one of the top ten countries that can design, build, and maintain its own warships. They are also ranking among the top 3 in UAV production in the world.
Erdoğan, President of Turkey, spoke at the National Technologies and New Investments Collective Opening and Promotion Ceremony held at the Turkish Aerospace Industries. He emphasized that the root of the war industry, which is not a new concept for the Turkish nation, goes back to prehistoric times. He noted that the Huns manufactured double-curved bows with high range and power in the 3rd century BC.
Erdogan also reminded that the Ottoman Empire also developed shipyards from its early years, established the Artillery Corps before it was in the European armies, and activated institutions such as Baruthane, Tophane-i Amire, and Tersane-i Amire.
We Are Using Every Means Available
Erdogan noted that they are using every means and opportunity to establish a fully independent defense industry that is self-sufficient, will not make Turkey dependent on anyone, and that extends its hand to its friends with its domestic and national systems.
Today, the Turkish defense industry has become one of the most important sectors in Turkey with its contractors, research institutions, universities, unique products developed, and exports under the coordination of our Presidency of Defense Industries.
He also emphasized that the number of defense projects in Turkey was only 62 20 years ago but today, it exceeded 750. In addition to this, the number of companies operating in this industry has increased from 56 to 1500 in the last two decades.
We Are Determined to Have a Word in Our Region
President Erdogan also stated that Turkey was unable to supply unmanned aerial vehicles to protect its borders and actively fight against terrorists in its borders. The country was also unable to supply ammunition a few decades ago.
As a result, Turkey developed Anka, Akinci, Aksungur, and many other worldly-famous UAV systems in the world. The country is also crowning its achievements with its increasing export of UAVs, which they are exporting their systems to more than twenty countries these days.