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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Turkey in talks for 10 Anka UAVs

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is in discussions with the nation's defence procurement body over a proposed launch order for its Anka unmanned air vehicle, first flown in late 2010.

"The tests are going well, and Anka is getting ready for production," says undersecretary of defence industries Murad Bayar. "We have started negotiations with the air force to give a 10-UAV order," he adds, with deliveries to be made within two years of a contract signature.

Operational tests involving the indigenous design are due to commence by June, with the type to perform joint missions with Israel Aerospace Industries Heron air vehicles flown from Batman air base.

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