Morocco recently received a first batch of Turkish “Bayraktar TB2” drones, according to local media “Far-Maroc”.
The Moroccan website “Hespress” stated that the deliveries began in September, and the rest of the drones are scheduled to be delivered gradually as part of a deal concluded between Morocco and the Turkish company “Baykar”.
In April, Rabat ordered 13 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of this type, worth $70 million, as part of the development and renewal of the arsenal of the Royal Armed Forces, according to the “Far-Maroc” specialized forum.
It was also reported that a number of members of the Moroccan armed forces passed a training program in Turkey in July and September.
The deal comes in light of recent tensions with Algeria, which cut diplomatic ties with Rabat and closed its airspace to Moroccan civil and military aircraft.