Morocco purchases 13 Turkish Bayraktar TB2A combat drones

The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces signed a purchase contract with Turkey for 13 Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UCAV) and related equipment. The contract value is approximately US$65 million and the supply will begin within one year.

Bayraktar TB2 is a mid-to-high endurance (MALE) combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UCAV) designed and manufactured by Baykar for the Turkish Air Force. It can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously. The entire system includes a UAV platform, a ground control station, a ground data terminal, and a remote Display terminal, etc.

Bayraktar TB2 has 4 hanging points, which can hang laser-guided weapons, including L-UMTAS long-range anti-tank missiles, MAM-L and MAM-C precision guided munitions, 70mm Roketsan Cirit laser-guided missiles and Tubitak-Sage Bozok laser-guided rockets .

Currently, there are more than 160 Bayraktar TB2 UAVs in service in Turkey, Qatar, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and other countries with a flight time of more than 300,000 hours.