Turkey’s domestically developed Anka-S unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is scheduled to begin satellite communications (satcom) control tests as the last step before the completion of acceptance testing.
Unlike the two Anka-A and single Anka-B prototypes already built by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the Anka-S will be fitted with a Turksat 4B satcom system to extend its control beyond line of sight. This will give it a range of thousands of kilometres and increasing the strategic capabilities of the Turkish armed forces.
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