Despite the best effort of organiser Commissariat Général des Expositions et Salons (COGES), next year's edition of the biennial ShieldAfrica defence and security show, due to have been held in Abidjan in June, will not take place at all.
After having chosen Turkish TB2 combat drones and Hurkus attack aircraft, Niamey is also likely to choose armoured vehicles manufacturer Nurol Makina and electronics expert Aselsan to boost its military capability.
Unlike other Turkish defence firms, whose presence has been growing in Tunisia, Nurol Makina has decided to abandon its project to assemble armoured personnel carriers in the country.
Tunisia's military will soon be operating Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) armed drones. According to our information, the Turkish state-owned conglomerate finalised a first export contract for its Anka model in January. Despite tensions between Tunis and Ankara (read below), the [.