Turkish-Made TB2 Drone Shot Down or Crashed in Ethiopia?

Bayraktar TB2 Drone Incident Reported in Oromia

A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 military drone, equipped with “MAM-L” laser-guided smart munitions, has reportedly crashed or been shot down in Ethiopia's Horo Guduru Welega Zone in the Oromia region.

What We Know So Far

According to The Horn Observant‘s tweet, the Ethiopian Defense Forces lost a Bayraktar TB2 armed drone in this area. However, no major news outlets have confirmed this incident in the last 48 hours.

The tweet from May 22, 2024, is the primary source of this information, claiming the loss of the drone. But without official statements from Ethiopian authorities or Baykar, the manufacturer, the details remain unverified.

Bayraktar TB2 and MAM-L in Conflict Zones

Bayraktar TB2 drones and MAM-L munitions have been actively used in various conflict zones. These drones are known for their precision and effectiveness. Incidents involving these drones have also been reported in Burkina Faso and .

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Ongoing Violence in Oromia

Ethiopia's Oromia region has been experiencing ongoing violence. The reported adds another layer to the complex situation in the region. The usage of advanced military drones like the Bayraktar TB2 highlights the escalating military activities.

The claim about the Bayraktar TB2 drone being shot down or crashing in Oromia remains unverified. Further confirmation from reliable sources is needed to establish the facts.

DroneXL's Take

While the specifics of this incident are still unclear, it underscores the growing role of advanced drones in modern conflict zones. The Bayraktar TB2, with its precision and capabilities, is a game-changer in military operations. This event, if confirmed, reflects the increasing reliance on such technology in complex and volatile regions like Oromia.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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  1. According to the information I received from Baykar officials, I learned that this situation was the result of a pilotage error. There is no different situation.

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