Turkey to produce drone in Kazakhstan
Turkey will produce its drone at a facility soon to be established in Kazakhstan.
Anka, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) exported to Kazakhstan, will be jointly produced by Turkish and Kazakh experts, according to a statement by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ).
The company signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Kazakhstan Engineering on technology transfer, including maintenance and repair.
The first production base of Anka outside the country
The latest development will make Kazakhstan the first production base of Anka outside of Turkey.
"Thanks to this agreement, we will contribute to the strengthening of our commercial and friendship ties with the friendly and brotherly country of Kazakhstan," said TUSAŞ General Manager Temel Kotil.
'Enhanced strategic partnership'
On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a joint declaration in the capital Ankara elevating bilateral relations to the level of "enhanced strategic partnership."
Turkey and Kazakhstan are eyeing $10 billion in bilateral trade volume, the Turkish president said.