Morocco has ordered 13 potent Turkish Bayraktar combat drones in addition to four remote control ground stations as part of a push to modernize its weaponry with state-of-the-art equipment, Africa Intelligence reported.
Bayraktar TB-2 drones have proven their efficiency in multiple battlefields including in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the Libyan civil war.
Moroccan media confirmed the order of the medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle.
The order came as Morocco eliminated a senior Polisario military leader after his convoy entered the area east of the berm using a target drone.
Morocco already operates French and Israeli drones and had ordered four US MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones made by General Atomics.
Fearing that Morocco will further widen the armament technology gap in the region, Algerian pro-military media ranted at Erdogan for the sale accusing him of supporting the Algerian Muslim Brotherhood movement Rachad.