NEWS: Turkey’s Anka Undergoes Weapons Trials

Turkey has conducted test firings of domestically manufactured weapons from its Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) announced account on 28 April.

Images posted on both the SSM and Turkish defence ministry Twitter accounts showed the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Anka UAV carrying a combination of Roketsan MAM-L precision-guided bombs (PGBs), Cirit guided rockets, and UMTAS long-range anti-tank missiles. One image also showed the Anka to be equipped with the Aselsan electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor.

As noted by the SSM, this armed configuration for the Anka “will be on duty soon”.

Photo: Tweeted images of the Anka UAV showed it to be fitted with domestically manufactured weapon systems. Source: Turkish defence ministry

Source: IHS Jane’s 360

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