Turkey joins the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) race as it unveils its homegrown kamikaze drone this week.

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Turkish tech firm Robit Technology introduced the “Azab” long-range loitering munition. Analysts and military observers quickly noted its resemblance to the notorious Iranian Shahed-136 UAV Russia has been using to bombard Ukraine.

Last week, Anadolu Agency reported that the delta-winged platform, which has a high payload capacity, has successfully passed all flight tests. Moreover, firing tests of the UAV will soon be carried out.

We have done all the flight tests. We move on to ammunition tests. We will carry out ammunition tests in the coming months,” said Selcuk Firat, company product director, Anadolu quoted.