Greece to buy 50 Turkish drones
A Turkish private drone manufacturer has won a contract to sell a batch of 50 drones, that are used primarily in search and rescue or mine detection operations, to the Greek Defence Ministry, Defense News reported on Thursday.
“We have obtained all necessary export licenses for the export to Greece,” Remzi Başbuğ, the president of Istanbul-based private company Assuva Defense, said.
He said the company had previously sold the same drone systems to Chinese and Sri Lankan armed forces and this was the company's first export deal to a country that is both a NATO and a European Union member.
Assuva Defense's Proton Elic RB-128 drones can also detect underground bunkers, explosives, land mines and chemical material, Defense News said.