Turkish minister: Predators to be delivered in 2012

Yilmaz told reporters on Saturday that Predators, which would be bought from the United States, would be delivered to Turkish Armed Forces in June, 2012.

Predator drone

Predator drone

Turkish National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said that unmanned aerial vehicle Predator would be delivered in 2012.

Yilmaz told reporters on Saturday that Predators, which would be bought from the United States, would be delivered to Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in June, 2012.

Yilmaz also said that Predators had higher qualities and capabilities than Herons.

Recently, Israel failed to send back unmanned aerial vehicles –Herons– which Turkey had sent for maintenance. Turkey currently had six Herons in Israel.

Yilmaz said that U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier stated that they reached an agreement in the issue of Predators.

 

24 September 2011 Saturday

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