Niger Receives Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAVs

Niger Receives Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAVs
Niger Receives Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAVs

According to information published by the French state-owned Radio France Internationale (RFI) on May 25, 2022, This is the first part of an arms contract signed in November. Six Bayraktar TB2 arrived to Niamey airport. This is the first part of an arms contract signed in November which also provides the purchase of Hürkuş aircraft.


Niger Receives Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAVs

The Bayraktar is a tactical Armed UAV developed, designed, and manufactured by the Turkish Company Baykar. The Bayraktar TB2 can conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and armed attack missions. 
Niger Receives Bayraktar TB2 Armed UAVs
It has a range of more than 150 km and a top speed of 130 km/h. The Bayraktar TB2 can drop a wide range of ammunition, such as the 22.5 kg Roketsan Micro Smart Munition MAM-L.
According to a Nigerian security source speaking to RFI, developing an air base to accommodate these drones is already under study.