Is Turkey Paying For Chinese Missiles With UAV Tech Ban?

Uncle Sam appears to be in payback mode after it prevented an American company from exporting camera systems and laser pointers to Turkey.

Turkish company Vestel had sought to acquire the technology from WestCAM Solutions for its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Karayel.

In 2011, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) tasked Vestel with developing new UAVs, and the company is expected to deliver the Karayel in July 2014.

The US also canceled the delivery of Predator drones to Turkey this year.

America’s apparent disapproval for Turkey may quite possibly stem from the latter’s decision to buy Chinese missile systems instead of US-made missiles.

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