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DSA 2018: TAI offers Anka MALE UAV to Southeast Asian countries

17 April 2018

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is offering its Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia and Indonesia.

“Market analysis is showing that there is a huge potential for MALE-class UAVs in Southeast Asia, particularly considering the maritime surveillance requirements for fighting human trafficking, smuggling, and piracy in the area,” a company official told Jane’s .

In Malaysia the company, which showcased the Anka UAV for the first time at a DSA exhibition, is partnering with DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (Deftech) to meet the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF’s) requirement for wide-area aerial surveillance.

Deftech’s collaboration with TAI focuses on the areas of advanced aero composites, aerospace, and unmanned technology, a Deftech official said, adding that the company also expects to enhance its capabilities and maximise the potential of its subsidiaries involved in the aerospace and unmanned systems domains through the collaboration.

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