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Drones will play role in any Taiwan conflict: Turkey's Baykar

CEO says company will supply Pakistan over India in South Asia

Drones, such as TB2 shown here, are effective in naval warfare as well as land wars, Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar told Nikkei Asia. (Photo by Cevahir Bugu)

SAMSUN, Turkey -- Armed drones will play a crucial role in all future conflicts, including a potential war in the Taiwan Strait, the head of Turkey's top armed drone manufacturer told Nikkei Asia.

Asked in an interview if armed drones can play a role at a potential conflict between China and Taiwan, Baykar Technology CEO Haluk Bayraktar said: "It is now out of question to have a war without drones" and those who do not harness the power of drones will be on the losing side of future conflicts.

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