Turkey fully controls the attack drones produced by it and transferred to other countries by installing the appropriate software on them. According to Seljuk Bayraktar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baykar Makina, in this way the country ensures its own security.
Turkish drones, in particular the Bayraktar TB2, are equipped with special software that allows them to turn against current owners if the drones are used in hostilities on the side of the enemy of the Turkish army. Baykar Makina admitted that they have full control over their products. According to Seljuk Bayraktar, this is a common practice, all countries producing "advanced devices" control them.
(...) these are high-tech devices and we equip high-tech devices with software. Only those who develop this technology dominate the software
- he said.
At the same time, the company emphasized that Turkey has close ties with those countries where it sells its drones and it has no expectations of an attack from them.
It is worth noting that recently the Turks have been quite actively supplying their attack drones to other countries, including European ones. To date, Bayraktar TB2 UAV operators are Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, a number of countries in Africa and Asia.