The New Airframe Design of Anka Accomplished the Maiden Flight

Issue 65 - February 2016

A milestone as part of the Anka-S project designed as the mass production version of TAI’s Anka UAV system was passed on 5th December 2015. The maiden flight of the new airframe design with updated features of the Anka-S system that will be Turkey’s first unmanned aerial vehicle featuring control capability via satellite was accomplished successfully. 

A total of eight sorties were realized and the altered aerodynamic features, auto-pilot system and automatic take-off and landing systems of the aircraft with satellite integration were tested. The productions of the avionic units that will provide many new features to the Anka-S system are ongoing while the aircraft with tail number 14-006 is being utilized as the test platform.