My humble opinion about UAV's with BVR A2A missiles is that If the UAVs are operational where there is no Air defence support, UAVs should be armed with BVR A2A missiles.
İmagine we will have TCG Trakya with Bayraktar TB3s. Without long range SAMs and f-16 supports, how could the ship will be safe in the Mediterranean sea.
İt would be great to arm TB-3s with Gökhan ramjet missiles for naval areal Air defence.
Under any circumstances it would reduce risks.
On the contrary, in Syria, Libya and Karabag the UAV's were operational in war and against air defenses.
Where manned aircraft could not be risked due to air defenses, drones made the difference