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TAI debuts Anka-3 flying wing combat drone

27th March 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


In the image, two loitering munitions can be seen under the wings of the Anka-3 uncrewed aircraft. (Photo: TAI via Twitter)

The UCAV is designed to operate alongside crewed fighter jets such as Turkey’s future TF-X.

On March 18, Turkish Aerospace CEO Temel Kotil shared an image of the developmental Anka-3 uncrewed combat aerial vehicle (UCAV).

Anka-3 is a developmental aircraft designed to fly alongside Turkey’s in-development TF-X fighters on strike, surveillance, electronic warfare (EW) and tactical bombing missions.

In a tweet, Kotil said the Anka-3 would soon make its first flight.

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Shephard Defence Insight notes that the released image shows the drone carrying a Simsek loitering munition under each wing.

The Anka-3 will have a maximum take-off weight of 6500kg and a payload capacity of 1200kg.

The UCAV has a maximum ceiling of 40,000ft and can cruise at 250kts. The drone is billed as having a top speed of 425kts.

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