Under an agreement with Turkish Aerospace, Kazakhstan has secured local production and technology transfer for the Anka MALE drone. This comes after a visit to Ankara by Kazakh officials.
The agreement includes the construction of a new facility. Production, maintenance and repairs will all be conducted locally. This marks the first production base for the Anka outside of Turkey. “Thanks to this agreement, we will contribute to strengthening our commercial and friendship ties with the friendly and brotherly country of Kazakhstan,” said Turkish Aerospace CEO Temel Kotil.
About the Anka
The Turkish Aerospace Anka is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV. Its configurations vary. Options include SATCOM, SIGINT/ELINT, SAR/ISAR, among others. It can be armed with micro-munitions, anti-tank and anti-personnel rockets such as Roketsan’s Cirit. Flight endurance is up to 30 hours depending on the configuration.