UK Defense Secretary: “Turkey’s Use of UAVs & Electronic Warfare in Syria & Libya are Game-Changing”

Speaking at the Air and Space Power Conference, the U.K.’s Defense Secretary Ben WALLACE drew attention to Turkey’s recent use of domestically made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Syria and Libya, along with electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Date: Issue 100 - August 2020

On the 15th of July, WALLACE gave a speech at the Air and Space Power Conference, highlighting the importance of air and space power to the future combat environment in an age of constant competition.

Referring to Turkey’s involvement in Syria and Libya, WALLACE outlined that the U.K. needs to look at others’ lessons. “Look how Turkey has been operating in Libya where it has used BAYRAKTAR TB2 UAVs since mid-2019.