06/10/2020

Canada suspends UAS technology sales to Turkey

Canada suspends drone technology sales to Turkey after claims of use by Azeri forces – link

Source: Defence Web

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  • Canada has suspended the export of some drone technology to Turkey while it probes allegations the equipment was used by Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia, a senior official said
  • Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, says video of air strikes released by Baku indicates the drones had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies Inc
  • The Globe and Mail said L3Harris Wescam had received permission this year to ship seven systems to Turkish drone maker Baykar
  • Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces are fighting Armenians over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh
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