TAI's Anka undertakes test flight
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has announced that Anka MALE UAV successfully completed its fifth test flight on 22 October, 2011. The milestone marks the beginning of the envelope expansion process during which the aircraft will be demonstrated to perform safely and match the system's performance requirements over a broad range of altitudes, airspeeds and operating weights.
According to the company, during the test flight the aircraft reached a planned altitude of 10.000ft, and conducted a series of test points to check and gather data regarding the aircraft and autopilot performances. The test plan will continue over the coming months with demonstrations of a series of systems improvements, including the automatic takeoff and landing system.
The Anka UAV is produced at TAI’s facilities in Ankara, Turkey.
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