Qatar May Buy Mini-UAV from Turkey

Turkish manufacturer Kale-Baykar is close to securing the first international sale of its Gozcu mini unmanned aircraft with Qatar apparently interested in acquiring the system.

“Our negotiations are on final,” Kale-Baykar general manager Haluk Bayraktar said during the IDEF show in Istanbul. The company plans to sell 20 of the aircraft to Qatar, and believes further orders will come from the Middle East region.

Already in use with the Turkish army, the hand-launched, electric-powered Gozcu has a 20km (10.8nm) operating radius. The Turkish coastguard has also expressed interest in the type.

Source: Flight Global

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