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Saudi Arabia discusses importing suicide drones from Turkey

Saudi Arabia has discussed with Turkish defence contractor STM (Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik AŞ) the possibility of supplying Riyadh with "suicide drones". The discussions took place on the fringe of the Saudi Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities.

"There are talks with Saudi Arabia in several areas, especially suicide drones," STM General Manager Davut Yılmaz told Anadolu news agency. "The talks are moving in a positive direction."

Yılmaz added that exporting any product to Saudi Arabia or carrying out a joint venture with it would be "a model" for neighbouring countries in the region. He pointed out that there are several projects under discussion with the Saudi military in the areas of cybersecurity and aviation, and that he expects agreements to be signed soon.

Meanwhile, the General Manager and CEO of Turkey's FNSS defence contractor, Nail Kurt, said that his company looks forward to playing a leading role in joint ventures with the Saudis. FNSS was the first such company to enter the Saudi military market in 2004, he explained.

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