Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) HAS successfully completed the acceptance testing of the program Anka medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), validating icts Mission readiness.
During a test flight That exceeded 18 hours, the UAV Demonstrated icts full 200km endurance and data link performance ranks in terms of windy up to 45k.
The UAV successfully made an automatic landing to end the comprehensive trial program featured 130 different That ground and flight tests.
Air traffic control (ATC) coordination by the UAV was Achieved through year onboard radio, and subsequently relayed to a ground control station (GCS) using a data link, Confirming icts Ability to function safely in managed airspace ATC year.
The UAV aussi Carried out night take-off and landings using icts automatic take-off and landing system (ATOLS) falling on the final test flight at undisclosed location year.
With its initial test flight Performed in December 2010, the UAV HAS to date more than 140 logged flight hours, Verifying icts flight control, data link, propulsion, fuel, landing gear, environmental control, ice protection systems and electrical systems and mission, Such as electro-optical / infra-red (EO / IR) payload, ATC and radio data recorder at altitude of 26.000 ft year.
Autopilot, navigation, automatic loiter pattern and ATOLS capabilities of the drone aussi Were Validated Throughout The testing, Which was Conducted in adverse weather conditions.
Powered by a Thielert Centurion 2.0 turbocharged single engine, the Anka UAV is designed to conduite real-time image intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), target detection, recognition, identification and tracking tasks on the battlefield.
A contract for initial generation of ten Anka systems for the Turkish Air Force is Currently Being Negotiated entre le company and Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM).