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AKSUNGUR will be the Backbone of Firefighting

Issue 108

Developed by Turkish Aerospace, the AKSUNGUR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System has started its first duty. Taking off from TUSAS Facilities in ANKARA, AKSUNGUR will be located ADANA Şakirpaşa Airport. It will be operated by the General Directorate of Forestry for firefighting purposes. 

The AKSUNGUR UAV was developed by national and domestic capabilities and has broken the flight hours record. AKSUNGUR started to serve the General Directorate of Forestry for fire control and firefighting purposes. AKSUNGUR was developed in 18 months and has the capacity to perform uninterrupted multi-role intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack missions with its high payload capacity, and provides Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) operation flexibility with a SATCOM payload.