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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Report: Turks using Israeli UAVs in N. Iraq with help of Israeli crews

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 Last update - 20:15 26/12/2007       
Report: Turkey using UAVs in N. Iraq with help of Israeli crews
By Yossi Melman, Haaretz Correspondent
Turkey has begun activating Israeli-issued unmanned aircrafts in its military operation in northern Kurdish Iraq with the assistance of teams from Israel's Aviation Industry, Turkish sources were quoted as saying in a report to be published Thursday in the Turkish Daily News.
 
Ten days ago, Turkish television reported that Turkey had begun using the Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), which Israel sold to an Ankara company in a 2004 deal. Thursday's report will be the first disclosure of participation of Israeli personnel in activating the UAVs for Turkish operations.
 
The Turkish News Daily quoted a Turkish army source saying that because of a shipment delay on the part of Israeli companies, the Turkish Air Force has been prevented from acquiring crucial intelligence abilities.

Turkey has accused the Israeli companies of not following through with their end of the deal regarding the sale of the UAVs. According to the report, the Israeli companies have decided to supply Turkey with the UAVs as a temporary solution under a $10 million lease.
 
In 2004, the Israeli Aviation Industry and Elbit Systems won a tender to supply Turkey with the Heron UAVs, a tactical drone that is already in operational use in the Israel Defense Forces, beating out competition from the United States and France.
 
According to the deal, the Aviation Industry was to supply the UAVs, while Elbit was to provide the ground stations and communications systems for the drone.
 
The first shipment was initially set for October 2007, but has been postponed until the spring of 2008.
 
A source in the Aviation Industry said in response to the report that the delay is not the fault of the Industry, and vowed that it would fulfill all obligations to which it signed.
 

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