Speaking at the Air and Space Power Conference, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace drew attention to the future combat environment.
The speech, published by the UK Department of Defense, contains remarkable statements in many respects. Wallace talked about Turkey’s influence in Libya and Syria in his speech.
Wallace continued his speech as follows:
“We need to look at the lessons of others. Look how Turkey has been operating in Libya where it has used Bayraktar TB-2 UAVs since mid-2019.
Those UAVs have conducted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and targeting operations against frontlines, supply lines and logistics bases.
In July last year they struck the Libyan National Army controlled Jufrah airfield destroying several command and control nodes as well as two transport aircraft
Or consider Turkey’s involvement in Syria and its use of Electronic Warfare (EW), lightly-armed drones and smart ammunition to stop tanks, armored cars and air defense systems in their tracks
According to reports Assad regime suffered heavy losses ‘3000 soldiers, 151 tanks, eight helicopters, three drones, three fighter jets vehicles and trucks, eight aerial defense systems and one headquarters among other military equipment and facilities.’
Even if only half of these claims are true the implications are game changing.”
After this conversation, the Minister pointed out that you can see the current global position of the UK – the improved version of Reaper – by replacing it with Protector UAV, it will perform a major shift.
With the various publications, Defence Turk showcased the way Turkey’s technology utilization on the fields of Idlib which quoted “New generation on the battlefields” by Defence Turk.