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Rise of a “Drone Superpower?” Turkish Drones Upending Russia’s Near Abroad

Though 2020 will be defined in the history books by the COVID-19 pandemic, a story that ought to not go unnoticed is the ascendance of...

This rise was by no means peaceful and comes as a result of various confrontations between Russian and Turkish proxies in the Near East.

  • Nicholas Velazquez
  • Geopolitical Monitor

Initially, the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) struck at Russian-backed forces in the Libyan and Syrian civil wars.

However, the successful usage of the Bayraktar TB2 UAV by Azeri forces in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War demonstrates a paradigm shift for the Russians whereby Turkey…

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