In the statement made by the Presidency's Directorate of Communications, President Erdoğan held a phone conversation with President of Niger, Muhammed Bazum. During the meeting, President Erdoğan stated that Niger will procure Bayraktar TB2 SİHA, HÜRKUŞ and various armored vehicles from Turkey. President Erdoğan also stated that the systems to be procured will increase the capacities of Niger's military and security forces.
In the post shared on Baykar Defense's social media account, it was announced that an export agreement was signed with another country and the number of exported countries for Bayraktar TB2 S/UAV increased to 13. Although the name of the country is not disclosed, it is thought to be highly likely to be Niger.
Bayraktar TB2 SİHA
Developed by Baykar, the manufacturer of Turkey's national SİHA systems, the national SİHA Bayraktar TB2, which is the best in the world in its class when its technical features and operations are evaluated, entered the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in 2014. The unmanned aerial vehicle, which was armed in 2015, is operationally used by the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, General Directorate of Security and MIT. Bayraktar TB2 SİHA has been actively working in the fight against terrorism in Turkey and abroad by the security forces since 2014. Currently, 200+ Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs in the inventory of Turkey, Ukraine, Qatar and Azerbaijan continue to serve.
Answering journalist Ahmet Hakan's questions on CNN Türk, Türk Aerospace Industries A.Ş. General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil had announced that the HÜRKUŞ basic trainer aircraft was exported and would be delivered six months later. The HÜRKUŞ basic trainer aircraft, which made its first flight on June 28, 2013 and could not enter the inventory of the Turkish Air Force for many years and was not made clear about this issue, became clear that the country to which it was exported was Niger.
HÜRKUŞ, a tandem-seated, low-wing, single-engine, turboprop trainer aircraft, is designed to provide superior performance as a new generation advanced training and light attack aircraft to be used in all training levels between basic training and fighter jet conversion and to perform close air support duties in difficult operations. was designed.
Future Trainer / Future of Trainer Aircraft HÜRKUŞ advanced trainer aircraft has been specially designed according to contemporary and global military training aircraft requirements. With a new generation digital cockpit, unique high tandem seating configuration, best-in-class pilot vision, in-flight oxygen generation system and high-performance engine, HÜRKUŞ offers a cost-effective solution for the most demanding missions.