TAI exhibited its proven experience in UAV Technology

TAI, which is the prime contractor of the Turki

Date: Issue 11 - June 2008 Update: June 01, 2008

In recent years it is obvious that TAI has gained experience in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology through the development of indigenous products. By this proven experience TAI received great interest from DSA 2008 Exhibition visitors and delegations with Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV and Primary and Basic Trainer Aircraft (HURKUS) exhibited in its stand. Within the framework of HURKUS program; design, development, testing, verification, manufacturing and civil certification of an indigenous training aircraft is going to be performed. Hürku? will be designed and certified in accordance with EASA CS 23 standard. Turkish Indigenous Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) , another program presented in DSA, covers design, development, production, test and delivery of three air vehicle prototypes, all related ground systems and technical documentation. The program is composed of "Conceptual Design," "Preliminary Design," "Detail Design and Development" as well as "Tests and Evaluation" phases. During the development phase, a Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL), where system elements and their interfaces will be developed and integrated, will be established. Following the integration of the system, the first flight of TIHA is planned to be realized in 2009.