Turkey will create a drone strike

Turkey has decided to make an armed reconnaissance version UAV Anka, reports Jane'S. UAV development impact as his reconnaissance version, will the company Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

According Jane'S, to create their own impact UAV Turkey pushed the refusal of the U.S. Congress to implement four UAV MQ-1 Predator and two MQ-9 Reaper. Use of shock reconnaissance UAV Turkish military wants a greater extent in the south-east of the country, which is under the influence of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Dates of creation shock version Anka, as the price of the project, are not specified. In April, it was clear about the order by the Ministry of Defence of Turkey's 10 intelligence UAV Anka, Martial tests which were scheduled for June 2012. First flight Anka first made in 2011.

Anka UAV has a wingspan of 17.3 meters and the highest take-off weight of fifteen tons. With all of this machine is capable of carrying a payload of 250 kg. Anka is able to rise to a height of 9.1 kilometers and stay aloft for 24 hours. At the armed reconnaissance Anka face a number of sensors (including infrared), the means of photo-and video recording, as the communication system.

In addition to Turkey, the probable purchase of unmanned Anka said Egypt.

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