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IDEF 2011: Turkish armed forces to receive new TUAV

10th May 2011 - 12:23 GMT | by Tony Skinner


Turkish company Vestel Defence has begun development of the upgraded version of its Karayel tactical UAV (TUAV), under a contract to deliver six airframes to the Turkish armed forces by mid-2013.

Publicly displaying the Karayel prototype for the first time at the IDEF 2011 exhibition in Istanbul on 10 May, the company is currently working on the upgraded ‘Version II’ of the aircraft, which will have an increased maximum take-off weight of 500kg and be capable of carrying a 70kg payload.

Vestel spokesman Gokhan Koyuncu said the company had been developing the UAV since 2005 and completed a series of

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