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IDEF 2011: TAI eyes Anka production contract

10th May 2011 - 14:36 GMT | by Tony Skinner


Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is confident of securing a production contract for its Anka MALE UAV from the Turkish Air Force by the end of the year.

Despite the integration of the Aselsan SAR/GMTI payload remaining at least 18 months away, company officials believe they can convince the air force to purchase a number of aircraft equipped with the AselFLIR-300T electro-optic (EO) payload alone.

Anka programme manager Cüneyt Sohta said these initial aircraft could be employed for internal security applications and the SAR/GMTI payload could then be retrofitted once it was ready.

Integration of the SAR/GMTI system is expected to

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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