Türkiye Prepares 12 Anka Drones to be Sent to Indonesia

WorldTekhno.comTurkey, through Turkish Aerospace (TA), entered into a contract for the sale of 12 units of armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UCAV) with the Indonesian state through PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), which will assemble six units of Anka drones, before six more units manufactured in Turkey. will be shipped to Indonesia, Turkish Aerospace president and CEO Temel Kotil said.

It was said, the purchase contract agreed that the first six Anka units will be produced in Türkiye. Meanwhile, the second six Anka units will be assembled in Indonesia together with PTDI through a technology transfer program. However, Kotil did not disclose the value of the purchase contract.

“The contract stated that (technology transfer) because we want to support Indonesia to build defense equipment like this,” Kotil told Kompas on the sidelines of the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday (27). /7).

Kotil said that currently the manufacture of six Anka units for Indonesia is still underway at the TA hangar in Ankara.

The latest development, the Anka machine will arrive in August so that production can be completed and shipped to Indonesia.

Indonesia is a very important market for us,” he continued.

Apart from Indonesia, Algeria also ordered 10 units of these drones and Chad ordered two Anka units.

The total order of 24 Anka units from the three countries is estimated at US $500 million, wrote SavunmaSanayiST.com.

In detail, Anka’s first export customer is Tunisia in 2020. The Tunisian Air Force three Anka drones and three Ground Control Stations (YKI) at a cost of $80 million.

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The second order came from Kazakhstan, which also ordered three units. Total Kazakhstan plans to buy another 30 Anka and produce them locally with TA support.

Malaysia also reportedly decided to purchase the Anka drone. Malaysia is said to have received three to nine Anka units in the first phase.

As for Anka, this MALE (Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance) type drone can fly day and night in various weather conditions.

The drones are equipped with payloads for real-time imagery intelligence, target destruction missions for reconnaissance, surveillance, fixed/mobile target detection, identification, identification and tracking.

Drone Anka can survive in the air for 24 hours at an altitude of 30,000 feet and can carry payloads weighing more than 350 kilograms.

So far, the company has distributed about 50 Anka units to its customers.***

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