TAI delivers another new radar-equipped ANKA Drone to Turkish Naval Forces

On August 24 2020, the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has supplied another ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a longer range and equipped with an automatic identification system and synthetic aperture radar (SAR), to the Turkish Naval Forces.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Anka-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. (Picture source: TAI)

The ANKA, which can be deployed in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas with its SAR and camera load for surface reconnaissance and surveillance missions, can gather intelligence from a distant range and above clouds thanks to its new radar system.

The ANKA-S System is developed for day and night reconnaissance, surveillance, fixed/mobile target detection, detection, identification, tracking and real-time image intelligence tasks also including those under unfavorable weather conditions. The ANKA-S System has a payload of 200 kg and an altitude of 30,000 feet and is capable of 24 hours of flight time.

The UAV's fleet of the Turkish Naval Forces includes 110 Bayraktar TB2 drones domestically-produced by Turkey’s leading aviation company Baykar Makina, 4 ANKA drones and 10 Israeli Heron UAVs.