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UAV Test and Development Center Opens in Kalecik

Issue 100

In collaboration with TRtest, Kalecik Municipality, and Teknopark Ankara, Permanently Allocated Airspace was opened for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and drone test flights.

As a result of the increase in the use of UAVs and drones in the civil sector as well as in the defense industry in recent years, a test center has been established in Kalecik for the development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Drone Test, Training and Development Center, which is a first in Turkey, has a width of 3.7 kilometers and spans 48 kilometers in length. The area, which is 60 kilometers away from Ankara city center, will be open to the Turkish defense industry and civil aviation. In the first phase of the project, which will be carried out in 2 stages, a facility will be built on 2.5 decares (2,500 square meters).

This one of a kind center in Turkey aims to meet the defense and aviation sector's testing needs. Technology companies, public institutions, or individual citizens will be able to benefit from the center. Permission to use unmanned aerial vehicles will be obtained from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).