Iran May Unwittingly Boost Turkish Drone And American Missile Sales

May 24, 2024


Two incidents involving Iran may unwittingly have given a sales boost to Turkey’s drone and America’s air defense missile exports, all in the space of under two months.

Two polar opposite narratives have played out in state-run Turkish and Iranian media since May 19, when a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed in the country’s northwest, killing all aboard.

Following that crash, a Turkish Bayraktar Akinci drone entered Iranian airspace amid poor weather conditions to aid the search and rescue mission.

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