Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered upgraded ANKA combat drone - with a longer range and equipped with an automatic identification system and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) - to the Navy.
“TAI has delivered ANKA to the Turkish Naval Forces Command. Congratulations to our military,” Ismail Demir, Chairman of Turkish Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), said in a Twitter statement today.
The company remarked that the drone had been equipped with Automated Identification System for the first time. With the recent delivery, the number of UAVs and armed UAVs in the Turkish security forces’ inventory has reached 144.
ASELSAN completed the serial production of the SARPER SAR System, imaging and moving target detection radar developed for aerial platforms, and delivered it to TAI. One of these systems has been integrated into the ANKA, with flight tests carried out to this end, Turkish media reported.
The ANKA-S System is developed for day and night reconnaissance, surveillance, fixed/mobile target detection, detection, identification, tracking and real-time image intelligence tasks also including those under unfavorable weather conditions. The ANKA-S System has a payload of 200 kg and an altitude of 30,000 feet and is capable of 24 hours of flight time.