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Turkish Defence Industry Exports Skyrocket in January

The total exports realized by the Turkish Defense and Aviation Industry sector during January 2022 skyrocketed to $306, 8 million.

The Turkish Defense and Aviation Industry sector, which realized $3.2 billion worth of exports in 2021, made an ambitious entrance to 2022.

January 2022 exports of the sector increased by %84.2 compared to same period of the previous year and reached $306,811 million.

The 2022 export target for the defense and aerospace sector is $4 billion , announced by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The United States, Burkina Faso, India, Tunisia and Qatar stood out as the countries where Turkish military equipment flowed the most.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso was the leader in the January 2022 exports of the Turkish Defense and Aerospace Industries sector. The sector’s 2021 exports to Burkina Faso totaled USD 8.3 million. Therefore, the exports of USD 66.9 million in January 2022 alone are quite remarkable. The amount indicates a major equipment sale to the country.


The sector’s exports to India have a relationship model full of ups and downs. Sector exports to India amounted to USD 127.2 million in 2020 and USD 60.3 million in 2021. The exports of USD 53.7 million in January 2022 are quite remarkable. Below this export lies the sale of platforms, if not payments from the old period.

India-Turkey Defence Relations
India-Turkey Defence Relations


Turkey-Tunisia defense cooperation reached its peak with the export of ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. TUSAs has recently completed the delivery of 3 ANKA-B drones to Tunisia. In addition to ANKA, Tunisia also supplies armored land platforms from Turkey.


The Turkish Defense and Aerospace Industries sector exported USD 44.5 million to Qatar in 2020 and USD 180.5 million in 2021. Exports of USD 18.3 million in January 2022 can be considered a good start for the new year.

Akıncı UAV and Turkish F-16
Akıncı UAV and Turkish F-16

Africa and Asia Markets

The sector’s strategies for Africa and Asia are beginning to bear fruit. It is observed that there are no limits to sector exports to only 3-5 countries. The sector, which could not export even 1 million USD to Ethiopia in 2020, exported 125.9 million USD in 2021. January 2022 exports are USD 10.7 million.

In 2020, USD 27.6 million military equipment was exported to Indonesia and USD 22.2 million was exported in 2021. January 2022 exports stood at USD 10.6 million.

The sector, which could not export even $100,000 to Rwanda in 2021, exported USD 28.6 million in 2022. January 2022 exports to Rwanda stood at USD 12.4 million.

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SOURCE: TurkishDefenceNews

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