Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met Baykar Defence Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar and ASELSAN Chairman and CEO Haluk Görgün.
Baykar Defence Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar, Chairman of the Board Özdemir Bayraktar and General Manager Haluk Bayraktar were awarded with Karabakh Order by the President İlham Aliyev.
Selçuk Bayraktar made the following statement from his Twitter account:
“Together with my father Özdemir Bayraktar and my brother Haluk Bayraktar, we were honored to be deemed worthy of the Karabakh Order by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.”
Additionally, Selçuk Bayraktar and İlham Aliyev posed for the cameras in their pilot jackets bearing the Baykar logo.
Bayraktar TB2s played a critical role in Azerbaijan
Bayraktar TB2 AUAVs produced by Baykar Defence were used in the destruction of a large number of Armenian equipment in the operation carried out to save Azerbaijan’s Armenian-occupied territories. TB2s were used in the destruction of many air defence systems, such as in Syria and Libya.
President of Defence Industry İsmail Demir said in an interview in the past weeks, “If a system from another country had the same capacity as ours, its (price) would double. We were trying to do something that we could pioneer in modern technologies or be ahead of us, and UAVs have become a great field.” in his statements. Stating that there are many other countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe that are interested in developed systems and UAVs, PDI İsmail Demir said that some countries evaluated their proposal.