Anka

Turkey TAI-TUSAS UAV
Region:  Middle East    Country:  Turkey    Category:  UAV    Company:  TAI-TUSAS   
Anka
Use(s): MALE ISTAR Manufacturer: TAI-TUSAS Aerospace Industries Inc Powerplant: single heavy-fuel piston-prop engine, pusher configuration Dimensions: length: 8m, wingspan: 17m Weight: empty: 1,368kg, MTOW: 1,750kg, max payload: 200kg Performance: endurance: 24hr, ceiling: 30,000ft, mission radius: (LOS) 200km; endurance speed: 110kt Payload: ASELSAN ASELFLIR-300T EO/IR, LRF and LD as the primary payload; as the secondary payload, currently a SAR/ GMTI radar or alternatively any customer payload which meets the weight and volume restrictions Data Link: dual redundant Ku/C-band LoS data link Guidance/Tracking: full autonomous navigation and real time telemetry and telecommand; stability augmentation, fail-safe modes; redundant flight critical systems Launch: conventional wheeled; dual thread automatic take-off and landing system Recovery: conventional wheeled automatic or manual; dual thread automatic take-off and landing system Structure Material: full composite airframe System Components: 4-5 aircraft, mission payloads, 1 x GCS, 2xGDT, 1x Transportable Image Exploitation System, 1x Remote Video Terminal, 1 set of GSE Electrical Power: 28V DC, dual redundant power bus GCS: NATO ACE III shelterised GCS, two redundant consoles for piloting, mission planning and diagnostics



Turkey's Anka UAS enters new test phase

2011-11-16
Turkey's Anka UAS enters new test phase
Ankara's ambitions to field an indigenous medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) have been advanced, with flight tests of Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI) Anka having entered a new phase.


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