Turkey’s Drone Force

The Operational History of Turkey’s Drone Programs, 1995-2022

Arda Mevlutoglu

This book covers the development and deployment of Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in different conflicts and combat operations. It provides a brief background of the industry and program histories, and combat deployment of the resulting UAV-types in five major armed conflicts.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Middle East@War
Illustration :
90 b/w photos, 3 maps, 21 color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781804510384
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


From the first experience through the procurement of GNAT-750 and I-GNAT UAVs made by General Atomics in the mid-1990s, Turkey launched a continuously expanding development of domestic designs. Initially basing its designs on the TAI Sahit X1, then the TIHA Heron (TAI Anka), it gradually developed its own ‘drone’ industry.

Turkey’s Drone Force provides authoritative information on all the Turkish companies involved in the development and production of UAVs, precise technical details on all of their products, their exports to customers abroad (including Azerbaijan, Morocco, Poland, and Ukraine), and detailed information on their combat application and resulting experiences.

The book is lavishly illustrated with authentic photography and custom color profiles, and is a unique source of reference.

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