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Aerospace company halts supply of parts to Turkish armed drones following reveal of use

BRITISH aerospace company Andair has halted its supply of parts for Turkish Bayraktar Makina drones after they were revealed to be used in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Andair Ltd said it was approached by the Armenian embassy, requesting it stop supplies because its valve parts were being used in the fuel pumps of the armed drones. 

“After the investigation, it was apparent that this was the case, and Andair immediately halted supply and cancelled all orders from Baykar Makina,” the company said.

Turkey’s TB2 Bayraktar drones helped tip the balance in Azerbaijan’s favour in the six-week clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, where thousands of people, including civilians, were killed and many buildings and homes were destroyed.

There were also reports of increased cases of Covid-19 in the region, particularly the city of Stepanakert, where the population was forced to live in overcrowded bunkers because of Azerbaijani air strikes.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said that the drones had reduced the number of Azerbaijani casualties, boasting that “these drones show Turkey’s strength” and “empowers” Azerbaijanis.

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