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    Kuwait purchases Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey.

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    Kuwait said on Tuesday that it has acquired Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones in a contract struck directly with Ankara, according to the Kuwait News Agency.

    The $367 million contract, according to the Kuwaiti Defence Ministry, would “enhance the defence capabilities of the Kuwaiti army.”

    The deal also involves “preparing special facilities for those aircraft, including arming, electronic warfare equipment, and mobile ground control stations that are compatible with NATO standards.”

    The drones were tested in Kuwait in July 2019, according to the government, and they flew without stopping for 27 hours and 3 minutes “amid difficult climatic conditions…indicating that this is a record.”

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