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Egypt to import Turkish-made aerial drones: Report
Cairo signs protocol with Ankara for purchase of Turkish-manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles, Turkish press reports Tuesday
Ahram Online, Wednesday 21 Nov 2012
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Egypt will be the first country to purchase Turkish-made drones (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt will become the first country to import Turkish-made unmanned aerial drones – called ANKAs – after signing a protocol with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Cairo last week, Turkish daily Sabah reported on Tuesday.

The unmanned aerial vehicle represents Turkey's most significant defence project. According to Sabah, it is capable of carrying over 200 kilograms of additional weight and flying at high distances.

On Saturday, Erdogan said that Egypt and Turkey were capable of jointly bringing stability to the Middle East, which has recently been rocked by a series of political crises.

The Turkish PM made the comments during a speech delivered at Cairo University after meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, with whom he discussed Israel's ongoing onslaught on the Gaza Strip in which more than 100 Palestinians have been killed to date.



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Redhwan
23-05-2013 08:43pm
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Wrong image
The image shown above is of the US made Predator drone carrying two Hellfire missiles, the Turkish TAI Anka has a different body shape, and an upright V-tail.
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expat
22-11-2012 09:05pm
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cheap copy of a cheap copy
when on earth turks did anything right? they tried three times to be mohameds folks in europe and f....d up nicely and their new plan to do it with their women is so homourless,not even worth to talk about it and now they play copy cats..... well,the good old taiwanese can do it better
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Ayman
22-11-2012 07:16am
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Could be beneficial
Could be helpful if there are technologies in it to reverse engineer or there is an agreement for co-development. On the other hand, I agree that not too much should be spent on this and the money should be used for economic development.
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human
21-11-2012 11:06pm
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deepest condolences
I would like to express my deepest condolences for the 400 Palestinian who died in Syria last week.
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jW
21-11-2012 05:42pm
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Aid Money
Wondering where the ear marked aid money for Egypt is going? Use the money to benefit Egyptian people not international arms manufacturers. Home first!!!
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the O
21-11-2012 10:39pm
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... ugh
The money is conditional.... only about 150 mill for the economy. :/

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