The capabilities of Turkey’s drone fleet have been “proven in combat” following a series of strikes carried out in Syria against regime targets, according to a report published Wednesday.

“Turkey joins the United States, United Kingdom, France, Israel, China and Iran as drone-armed nations,” said the report on the c4isrnet defense technology website.

It differentiates between the swarm attacks from autonomous drone systems working in tandem and the “coordinated mass of drone strikes March 1 against a Syrian military convoy and base,” saying “even such a labor-intensive operation as the mass use of remotely piloted drones offers advantages over

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