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Turkey's Anka UAV undergoes weapons trials

04 May 2017
Tweeted images of the Anka UAV showed it to be fitted with domestically manufactured weapon systems. Source: Turkish defence ministry

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.

Having performs flights trials, the Turkish defence ministry has said that the armed Anka UAV will be operational 'soon'. (SSM)Having performs flights trials, the Turkish defence ministry has said that the armed Anka UAV will be operational 'soon'. (SSM)

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

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