TAI delivers first satellite-controlled ANKA-S system to Turkey

12 April 2018 (Last Updated April 12th, 2018 12:27)

The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first ANKA-S system with satellite control capability to the Armed Forces of the country.

TAI delivers first satellite-controlled ANKA-S system to Turkey
An unmanned aerial vehicle with ANKA-S system. Credit: Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.

The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first ANKA-S system with satellite control capability to the Armed Forces of the country.

The package delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces includes two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and relevant systems.

The delivery has been carried out following the successful completion of an acceptance test for the ANKA-S system, which is capable of performing on both day and night autonomous aircraft.

The TAI system has been developed in accordance with the International Security Standards with national flight control computer, national aerial vehicle control computer and national identification, friend or foe (IFF) safety and operational capabilities by new-generation payload integration and national possibilities.

The satellite-controlled ANKA-S system will be used by the Turkish Armed Forces to strengthen the strategic power of the Air Forces Command.

“The Air Forces Command will be capable of simultaneously controlling six aerial autonomous vehicles through the use of the satellite.”

The Air Forces Command will be capable of simultaneously controlling six aerial autonomous vehicles through the use of the satellite.

The UAV is capable of individual emergency landing due to completely simulated missions. In the case of link loss, the vehicle can carry out full autonomous landing in defined places.

It is fitted with fully autonomous flight mission and camera-guided features that allow it to provide task-oriented flight.

The advanced electro-optic / infra-red (EO / IR) camera diagnosis follow-up and designation tasks help provide combat search-and-rescue missions, air-to-ground / ground-to-ground communication support through radio relay.

Technical and flight training provided for the Air Forces Command, which commenced in October last year, has been successfully completed.