Caption: Turkey Military Forces plans to use cargo drones
Turkey has announced that its military forces will use cargo drones for its logistics needs, with production estimated to start in 2021. The move to drones is a part of a greater effort for the Turkish Military to utilize them more.
The cargo drones will be developed by Turkish drone manufacturer Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which will be supplying troops in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.TAI shared in a statement:
Our Vertical Landing and Take-off Cargo UAV project will quickly and safely meet the logistical support our Turkish Armed Forces needs in mountainous terrain.
In the recent announcement on November 7th, Demir added –
Thanks to the cargo UAV systems, the requirements such as weapons, ammunition, medical equipment, [and] equipment required by the security forces on the battlefield will be delivered in a very short time and safely even in difficult weather conditions.
The drone will reportedly be able to carry up to 110 pounds and deliver goods to troops in hard to reach locations including mountainous areas.