KADEX 2018: TAI and KAI sign cooperation agreement on unmanned platforms

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan Aviation Industry (KAI) regarding to bilateral cooperation of “ANKA” UAV System and “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Advanced Trainer at the KADEX 2018 (International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment) which is being held on May 23-26, 2018 at Astana.

TAI signs MOU with Kazakhstan
TAI's Anka MALE UAV at KADEX 2018

While strengthening its global market presence with the industrial collaboration in the field of aviation and defense industry, TAI has taken an important step towards meeting the specific requirements of Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan Aviation Industry LLP manufactures, assembles, repairs, provides maintenance, and sells aviation equipment. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan Aviation Industry LLP operates as a subsidiary of Joint Stock Company Kazakhstan Engineering National Company.

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 features day and night, all weather ISR mission capabilities with EO/IR/LD/LRF and SAR/ISAR/GMTI payloads. The Anka has a service ceiling of 30,000 ft, an endurance of 24 hours and a data range of 200 km.

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