Turkish Drones May Soon Shoot Down Iranian Drones in Ukraine
Meanwhile, the Turkish military drone manufacturer Bayraktar announced on October 30 that an impending integration of air defense missiles to the Bayraktar TB2 drone will create a low-cost air patrol capability to shoot down kamikaze drones and attack helicopters without having to rely on high-cost air-to-air missiles.
Turkey Calls Putin’s Bluff in the Black Sea
This week Turkey led an international effort to force Russia to allow UN-brokered grain shipments to continue from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports. After Moscow rescinded its participation in the UN grain export deal and threatened to stop any shipments by force, Turkey called Moscone’s bluff by sending naval vessels to escort the grain shipments anyway. Turkey’s move forced Russia to return to the grain shipment agreement, “ending four days of non-cooperation that still saw exports continue from Ukrainian ports.”