TAI, Deftech join forces to propose Anka UAV to Asian Market

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc (TAI) will is participating in Defence Services Asia (DSA) fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between April 16-19, 2018 and is specially focusing on ANKA UAV, T129 ATAK Helicopter, T625 Helicopter, HÜRKUŞ Training and Light Attack Aircraft, and TF-X (Turkish Fighter) models.

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TAI ANKA UAV scale model on Deftech booth at DSA 2018 exhibition

During the last year, TAI engages Asian Market and thus, ANKA will be featured in Malaysia. The Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak is awaited for the “Exchange of Documents Ceremony” between TAI and DEFTECH, on the opening day of the fair.

“Our company maintains the dynamic relationship with the countries we eager to work with and in order to meet the needs of Asian market the most attention-grabbing products and particularly ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is being shown,” TAI said in an official release.

The ANKA, advanced Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class Unmanned Aerial System, performs day and night, all-weather reconnaissance, target detection / identification and intelligence missions with its EO/IR and SAR payloads, featuring autonomous flight capability including Automatic Take-off and Landing.

ANKA incorporates a heavy-fuel engine and electro-expulsive Ice Protection System with an Advanced Ground Control Station and dual datalink allowing operational security and ease.

The system is expandable with a Transportable Image Exploitation Station, Radio Relay, Remote Video Terminal and SATCOM. It has an endurance of 24 hours within a service ceiling of 30,000 ft. ANKA is powered by a 155hp heavy fuel engine.

TAI, being ambitious in Asian market, is going to hold various negotiations. In this context, the negotiations with DEFTECH which is the leading defence and aerospace company under DRB-HICOM Holding, will gain a new momentum. The negotiations had accelerated with an agreement during the 2017 IDEF Istanbul.