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U.S. Companies And More Join In On Refusing Sales Of Parts For Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 Drone

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U.S. Companies And More Join In On Refusing Sales Of Parts For Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 Drone

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The international pressure on the Turkish drone industry appears to be mounting up.

On November 4th, Garmin, the US company known for its GPS technology for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sport activities. Also said it stopped all deliveries for Turkish drones.

The company released a special corporate responsibility report on the matter:

“It has been brought to Garmin’s attention that one of our products has been incorporated into drones that are being used in Bayraktar UAVs to kill innocent civilians in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). We condemn this violence in the strongest terms, and we are heartbroken for the loved ones of those who have been killed. The Garmin product used in these drones is a commercial, non-military product that is widely available for purchase. It is not designed or intended for military use, and it is not even designed or intended for use in drones. We are investigating how our products ended up in these drones, and we will take appropriate action following our investigation to guard against our equipment being used again in this manner. We want to thank all those who brought this to our attention.”

Another US company, California-based Trimble Navigation, a manufacturer of GPS receivers found in Turkish Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles, has responded to a wave of protests over the use of these UAVs by the Azerbaijani army in Karabakh.

As ANCA reports on its Facebook page, in response to the protests, the company’s vice president and general counsel Jim Kirkland confirmed in writing that Trimble Navigation “has ceased any further sales to Baykar.”

https://www.facebook.com/ancagrassroots/posts/10157961963691859?__tn__=%2CO*F

ANCA is now calling for the next step – to contact Comant, a subsidiary of Iridium Communications, to stop supplying antennas to Turkey.

Earlier it was reported that the Canadian authorities decided to suspend the export of aviation equipment to Turkey after reports from Karabakh.

Canadian company Bombardier cutting off sales for parts for the Bayraktar TB2, as well as L3Harris WESCAM.

L3Harris WESCAM, the Canadian subsidiary of U.S. defense giant L3Harris, is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of electro-optical/infra-red (EO/IR) imaging and targeting sensor systems — both of which are featured on the Bayraktar drones.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that such a decision was made after receiving information that Azerbaijan is using them. It was about the components of the Turkish UAV Bayraktar.

Austria also refused to sell components for Turkish drones.

As such, Turkey may have to quickly reverse engineer some systems on its drones, in order to be able to “insource” the parts it needs for its industry.

It is likely that this happens with support from the Israeli lobby, in addition to this Armenian effort because this increases the Israeli presence on the drone market by removing the competitor

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white.male

Turaken bots will say that there is no problem and that they will buy these parts on alibaba for 50% price :D just wait………………………….. welcome in north korea………….opssss banana republic of turkey

Mr T

that is true white gay male, in this world you can get parts and tech from all over the world.

white.male

denying reality will not help ;)

Vox Populi

The Turks may face a Saudi style quagmire.

Mr T

what reality if you have a backup plan A, B, C, D…

Random Dude

Volodyaaaaa!!! Missed you bro. How is your sis Nastya doing? She hasn’t showed up in the strip joint, im kinda worried.

white.male

you still on drugs and you see russian agents everywhere ?

Random Dude

Nu Volod. Soskuchelsya je ya. Che stremaeshsya?

white.male

english pls , not mongolish

Random Dude

You called Russian Mongolish? You are trying way too hard to disguise. Its ok dude. Russia is a great country, should be proud to be from it.

white.male

Russians use letters from cyrylic . It doesnt looks like typical russian

Random Dude

Upset that I wrote you in wrong alphabet. Im sure your people will forgive me. So Volodya, what have you been up to these days?

white.male

Voldya ? , i never been in Russia . I live 2500 km from Moscow . You lose contact with reality butthurt turdo mongolo bot ;)

Random Dude

Nastya also lives 3000km from Moscow, yet she doesn’t deny her heritage and with honor does her job.
You should embrace your country. All countries have ups and downs, but gotta be loyal.

white.male

Yes, we are all russian agents , now repeat this 100 times . Your first stage of schizophrenia is result of your turko-mongolo propaganda on daily basis ;)

Random Dude

I know a great kebab place actually in Moscow, want to meet up and try? Busy tomorrow evening?

white.male

nah , i prefer playstation 5 than spending money for ticket to moscow

Random Dude

PS5 is cheap, games will be expensive. Come for Kebab, it will be on me. Perfect food for afterparty wastedness.

Servet Köseoğlu

passs…..tooo many biased assholes already ..nothing to write,show seriously… ???

Random Dude

Does it really matter? They write or not…. As a matter of fact you write or not. It will in no way affect the situation on the battleground. Even the most optimistic pro-Armenians now more or less realize what actually is happening.
Dog will bark, caravan will carry on.

Servet Köseoğlu

correct and armenian case showed us size doesnt matter…

Proud Hindu

I like turkish people.But you should remove erdogan.He has brought in so many arabs and pakistanis.I was seeing some videos.Migrants are literally sleeping on the streets and begging.Turkey will turn into a 3rd world country unless you guys deport those illegal pakis and arabs.Trust me those pakis are gonna turn turkey to trash as rapes and murders will increase or have already increased.Turkish women will be raped by these pakis and arabs.

Servet Köseoğlu

correct..he accumulated so many immigrants..last time ı was in İstanbul ı really couldnt believe my eyes.. city already transformed to Dakka..removing him untill 2023 isn’t option…

Proud Hindu

Turkeys real threat are the migrants and not greece or armenia.I was reading that there are a lot of bangladeshi assholes as well.Adb please remove those radicals asap otherwise forget turkish culture you would have to adapt to bangladeshi or pakistani culture :)I as an indian know how pain inthe ass these assholes radicals are.

iGold

You mean Pakistani and Arab like Indian gang rapists too.

Proud Hindu

Do you find any indian refugee in turkey?Dont talk to me if you cant come up with a logical comment asshole

Zionism = EVIL

As I have said, Biden has won and will take a much harder line against Turkey and may impose an arms embargo.

Proud Hindu

Biden will lift sanctions on iran as well.Tahts a good news as Iran will soon finish off the saudi assholes who have exported their terrorism everywhere.If saudi is finished salfism will decline which will benefit india as well because the salafis and sunnis get a lot of saudi money.

Zionism = EVIL

I do believe the Saudis are real trouble as they will not get a blank cheque like they did with the fuckwit Trump.

Proud Hindu

Fuck saudis and pakistanis.Hope they get destroyed.

Zionism = EVIL

Pakistan like Pisrael is a British creation and a nuisance for everyone.

Proud Hindu

Israel will now be less aggressive.I guess they have stopped strikes in syria as well because of their isolation.Israel may escape but the saudis are finished ;)im dancing as the saudis are about to get destroyed

lilbenavidez

Saudis destroyed ROFL lmao? They sit on the petro-dollar they run shxt and more valuable to the world then your poor ass indian from the slums. The world will first get destroyed before Saudi Arabia is destroyed you are kidding yourself peasant

The Objective

You’ll dance forever and nothing will happen. Just wait and see how Biden does an about-turn on Iran and demands a lot before lifting sanctions.

Simon Ndiritu

Iran is a tough Nut, he may steer away from as it has shown unwillingness to make any concessions, while the establishment will seek to keep Israel happy. Importantly, sanctions have largely failed and arms Embargo has expired, denying him the use of sanction as level. I see covert deals between the two with no open improvements in relations

The Objective

I think Biden will bring up the militias and if he does, Iran will resist and that’ll lead to a big clash with the mullahs. Destroy or weaken the militias and you’ve weakened Iran.

Simon Ndiritu

How is Saudi finished? even Biden wants more of “petro” to create more dollars!

The Objective

America is the one keeping the Saudi Monarchy. Trump right bragged that the monarchy would be gone within 2 weeks if not for American protection. So all these assholes thinking that Biden will be tough on Saudi Arabia know not what they say. Saudi Arabia and the GCC are the backbone of the U.S dollar. Should they stop selling oil in Dollar, America’s economy is dead. Other foreign trade will rapidly adopt different currencies than the dollar.

Simon Ndiritu

Yes, that’s what everybody is not understanding. Also, the bonds and contracts involved in oil sales is a source of derivatives for FEDs to print dollars out of thin air

Ice Icegold

I agree but don’t forget to fuck Turks also.comment image

The Objective

You have a much bigger problem than the Saudis and Pakistanis. CHINA

Concrete Mike

Nonsense, the dumbocrats are as much in bed with the saudis as trump.and the republicans were.

The yemen war started during the obama years, the syrian war started during obama, the lybian war started during obama.

The politicians dont change shit, they just listen to their bosses, THE MONEY!!!
Thats what were all about money.

This article, sums it nicely in the end, kicling turkey out of the drone.market will benefit israel in the short term.

Ivan Freely

The Saudis have always got a blank cheque because…Petrodollar.

Random Dude

But Biden will also be friends with China. Better watch what you wish for.

Proud Hindu

Policies regarding china will remain the same

Random Dude

what makes you think so?

Proud Hindu

Biden said during debate that he would pressurise china economically

Random Dude

Oh campaign promises. ok

HB_Norica

Don’t bet on Biden to do anything. He’s not inheriting a great situation … probably the most difficult situation any incoming president has ever faced

Remember how after Obama lost the senate in 2010 he had to compromise on every bill he tried to pass? The republicans still control the senate and he’s inherited an economy that’s dead but looks alive because it’s been given a $3 Trillion adrenalin shot to the heart.

Frankly he’s likely going to be a single term place holder with no real legislative power, leading a fractured party with no clear direction and facing an opposition that’s going to do everything in their power to make his presidency worse then Trumps.

The Objective

LOL
What a dream. you’ll find out soon

Ivan Freely

Biden will never go against the Saudis because of Petrodollar. Maximum sanctions on Iran and even an air war on “suspected” nuclear sites.

Frank

Frankly, you may be right.

The Objective

Is that all you can dream of now Shiite bastard? Your enmity is now with Turkey and not Israel or America? Even going as far as claiming an arms embargo?

Well, let me draw your attention to the mountains of challenge waiting for Iran. You probably think Biden will return to the nuclear deal with Iran and just give Iran everything like before. And maybe lift some pressure off the Shiites. But you’re wrong. For one thing, Biden has preconditions which includes dismantling the Iranian militias. This is the most important thing. After the endless rocket attacks by those militias, not even Obama would ignore them anymore, let alone Biden.

Secondly, Biden is more hard-lined than Trump when it comes to Syria. Who are the people supporting Assad? Hezbollah among others. U.S policy in Syria will be more aggressive, and that’s bad news for Iran. The same will happen in Iraq. Expect a surge in troops if Iran does not agree to dismantling the Shiite terrorists infesting the Iraqi society. Biden clearly says that he’s ready however Iran wants to play it. Right now, Iran is in a much weaker position than when it negotiated the nuclear deal in 2015. And Biden isn’t passing up that chance to screw Iran.

there won’t be an immediate lifting of sanctions. Biden will ease some sanctions to encourage Iran to negotiate, but will demand far more at the table than in 2015. Time is on his side, not Iran’s. Iran is very likely to resist some of these demands – like dismantling the militias across the Middle East. And that’s when the negotiations machine will break down, and sanctions reimposed. So don’t be too optimistic yet.

And about Turkey, Erdogan is much smarter than you Mullahs in Tehran and will navigate the situation expertly as always. Any friction between the U.S and Turkey will be temporary. Biden will finish the Syrian project he and Obama started. And that means he needs Turkey’s cooperation.

So don’t have your hopes too high, cos I’m pretty certain you’ll be disappointed. A good number of analysts believe that Biden is more likely to start a war with Iran than Trump. He chaired the senate committee that approved the war on Iraq. He carefully selected witnesses to testify before American leaders in a way that favors war and sidelined those who harbor doubts about Saddam’s WMD project. He and Obama oversaw the destruction of Libya, Syria, Iraq (they sent US forces back in 2014), Afghanistan (they continued the war they promised to end), and Yemen (Saudi Arabia launched the war with Obama’s approval). Trump only inherited all these wars. He never started new ones. He even tried to pull out of Syria but his generals resisted it. Biden will continue these projects, and Russia will have a much harder time.

so don’t be selfish and think Iran will get off the sanctions hook anytime soon while others suffer. For that to happen, Iran must agree to a lot of America’s demands. If one thing, Trump taught the world how fearful the Iranian regime is of a war with America. He pulled out of the nuclear deal and slapped heavy sanctions on Iran, but Iran dared not to expel IAEA inspectors as it threatened to do before Trump voided the deal. On top of that, he killed Iran’s greatest military leader. Tehran still didn’t have the spine the kill an American general openly and take credit, neither did it muster the guts to eject IAEA inspectors, fearing a U.S strike on its nuclear facilities. Biden and Obama obviously didn’t believe such damage could be done to Iran without a major pushback from Iran. The fact that Iran did not kill any America general, or ejected IAEA puts Tehran in a much weaker position to negotiate.

Simon Ndiritu

Biden has campaigned on ‘reestablishing US alliances with allies’. There is a possibility he will seek more rapprochement with Turkey and Germany.
Turkey may be reintegrated into F-35 program

SnowCatzor

He hasn’t won and no, he will be just as pro Israel as every other President. It’s literally mandatory for them to be.

Vox Populi

The war has stalled and Turkey may have overplayed it hand like Armenia had. Biden will turn the screws on Erdogan.

The Objective

He needs Erdogan in Syria – the project he and Obama started. He’s going to finish it.

Leo Sam

Just the other day ways saying to a turk bot (advertising turk erdogan power) what was coming and he didnt want to get it in his scull… now might get it if he ever read that article

johnny rotten

Only PR for image politics, if the Ottomans buy through a third party the Canadians cannot prevent it, but the Armenians will be happy for a couple of hours, Turkey will still be part of NATO and everyone will go on as if nothing had happened.

Frank

Frankly, right.

Potato Man

Turkey can make their own parts…no?
It would take some time but they sure can…

Traiano Welcome

My prediction: Turkey will turn to China to manufacture these parts faster, cheaper and potentially better than Canada or the US can. The Chinese will be all to pleased to oblige …

Kamīrusan

Alright guys a fast recap here, Biden wins? nothing will change as usual, so more sanctions on Russia, iran’s sanctions won’t be lifted, more weapons to taiwan, and we might even see more US in syira. (doesn’t matter what the guy said, his record is just him flipflopping on everything)

Turkish drones 100% made in ( not turkey), so is their new engine for the new drone (Akıncı Drone) that they got from Ukraine and their cruise missiles program with Ukraine help as well, these parts that are banned might be replaced with parts from China but who knows .

and Russia who is late to the party who is developing drones similar to the US which is something i didn’t expect S-70 and Altius-U UAV are pretty big and heavy although Turkey got the head start with the help of foreign companies while Russia made a drones on it’s own… still very slow but it’s the usual from Russia .

Azrei “Turkish puppet” and Turkey vs poor little Armenia whose leadership seem do nothing but beg for Russia’s help.

The Objective

This is highly unlikely to change anything on the ground throughout the war. The Turks have foreseen a situation like that and have lots of those parts in store to see through the war in NK. By the time Turkey needs more parts, this war would be over the companies will resume sales. They are making a huge profit from selling to Turkey and they’ll continue to sell. In fact, this declaration is most likely hypocritical. They publicly announce to stop selling parts, but secretly continue to do so. How on earth would these companies make profits if there are no wars? When Turkey sells a drone, they buy more parts to create another one and the American companies continue to profit.
Besides, just like the author noted: Turkey certainly will replace those parts with locally made ones. They’ve got all the technology to do that. It’ll be a surprise if they haven’t started already. I notice some camera on the Bayraktar appear slightly different than the usual ones from Canada. This could be a Turkish alternative which, while not as clear as their Canadian counterparts, still gets the job done, which is all that matters. And also, there are sources in China for the same kind of product.

Marie

This has nothing to do with innocent civilians but with gaining power & resources by the U.S.

If “innocent civilians” were truly what’s at stake here, the House wouldn’t be discussing allowing I$real the most destructive non-nuclear weapon out there called the GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb (MOAB).

What a bunch of sociopathic criminals the lotta them.

SnowCatzor

Good. Turkey is fast burning all it’s bridges with the west. Kick them out of NATO next.

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