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IDEF 2013: Turkey launches armed UAV project

9th May 2013 - 16:24 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Istanbul

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Turkey is moving ahead with plans to develop an indigenous armed UAV to meet Turkish Air Force (TAF) requirements.

The Strike UAV (SIHA) project was formally given the go-ahead by Turkey’s Defence Industry Executive Committee in July 2012 and the SSM is currently preparing an RfP for the programme’s preliminary concept phase.

The work will be carried out by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), using its Anka medium altitude long-endurance UAV as the point of departure for development of the SIHA, which is expected to weigh around 5000 kg with an external payload capacity of 1000 to 1500 kg.

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