Turkish Armed Force receives first ANKA-S system with satellite control capability

Turkish Armed Force receives first ANKA-S system with satellite control capability

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The satellite-controlled ANKA-S system will be used by the Turkish Armed Forces to strengthen the strategic power of the Air Forces Command.

The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first ANKA-S system with satellite control capability to the Armed Forces of the country.

The package delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces includes two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and relevant systems.

The delivery has been carried out following the successful completion of an acceptance test for the ANKA-S system, which is capable of performing on both day and night autonomous aircraft.

The TAI system has been developed in accordance with the International Security Standards with national flight control computer, national aerial vehicle control computer and national identification, friend or foe (IFF) safety and operational capabilities by new-generation payload integration and national possibilities.

The satellite-controlled ANKA-S system will be used by the Turkish Armed Forces to strengthen the strategic power of the Air Forces Command.

The Air Forces Command will be capable of simultaneously controlling six aerial autonomous vehicles through the use of the satellite.

According to details released by TAI, the UAV is capable of individual emergency landing due to completely simulated missions. In the case of link loss, the vehicle can carry out full autonomous landing in defined places.

It is fitted with fully autonomous flight mission and camera-guided features that allow it to provide task-oriented flight.

The advanced electro-optic / infra-red (EO / IR) camera diagnosis follow-up and designation tasks help provide combat search-and-rescue missions, air-to-ground/ground-to-ground communication support through radio relay.

Technical and flight training provided for the Air Forces Command, which commenced in October last year, has been successfully completed.

According to a report by Air Force Technology ANKA-S system has been developed in accordance with the International Security Standards with national flight control computer, national aerial vehicle control computer and national IFF safety and operational capabilities by new generation payload integration and national possibilities, has taken its place in the inventory as one of the competent system in its class.

Based on the support provided by the diligent work of our engineers and by the domestic companies, ANKA-S is a system for making stronger the Air Forces Command’s strategic power, Air Force Technology added.

Six aerial vehicles will be able to be controlled simultaneously through the satellite. Information security and database security are maximized. Encrypted data transmission is provided for communication systems; IFF and radio communication systems are equipped with hardware crypto. Data records are also protected by crypto. During the operation it is ready for all kinds of difficulties thanks to dual-redundant automatic take-off and landing system. The aerial vehicle is capable for individual emergency landing due to completely simulated missions.

In the case of link loss, it is capable to perform a full autonomous landing on defined places. Moreover, due to the fully autonomous flight mission and camera-guided features it provides task-oriented flight.

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