Turkey has decided to make an armed reconnaissance drone version of Anka, reports Jane’s. UAV research shock as his reconnaissance version, will the company Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).
According to Jane’s, to create their own percussion UAV Turkey pushed refusal of the U.S. Congress to implement 4 UAV MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 2 Reaper. Use shock reconnaissance UAV Turkish military wish mainly 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 cost of the project will not be installed. In April, it became clear to the Turkish Defense Ministry ordered 10 reconnaissance drone Anka, military 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 in a half ton. With all of this unit is able to carry a payload of up to 250 kg. Anka is able to rise to a height of 9.1 kilometers and stay aloft for 24 hours. Armed with intelligence Anka face a number of sensors (including infrared), the means of photo and video fixation, and another communication system.
Not counting Turkey about the possible purchase of drones Anka announced Egypt.