In an obvious push to further promote its flagship medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Indonesia, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI, Stand A050M, Turkey pavilion) has a full-sized model of its Anka on display here at the show.
Proudly sitting in the corner of Hall B1, the aircraft is here just three months after TAI announced it is seeking opportunities to collaborate with Indonesian industry in order to pitch Anka for a local tender.
TAI has said it will modify the system as needed to meet any specific requirements Indonesia may have, and will do so by incorporating local suppliers into the supply chain. This co-operation will not be limited to UAVs, but will also be open to other potential markets and requirements.
Anka is being displayed with its satellite communications capability, as well as a weapons fit including Roketsan’s 22kg MAM-L Smart Micro Munition. The UAV has a 17.3m wingspan, a 200kg payload capacity, and an endurance of some 24 hours.