TAI Anka | MALE UAV

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    Anka-B(Turkey)>Anka-A(Turkey)>Global Hawk(US)>Heron TP(Israel)>Çaldıran(Turkey)​

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    Anka-B(Turkey)>Anka-A(Turkey)>Global Hawk(US)>Heron TP(Israel)>Çaldıran(Turkey)​

    Minister of National Defence (Vecdi Gönül) and the Chief of the General Staff of Turkey (İlker Başbuğ):
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    and now it comes to the perfectful and extraordinary features of Anka.

    Wait me to post them as well.
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    TurkishCyprus great pictures my friend. Also post these in the Turkish Military pictures thread.
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    Turkey unveils its own drone plane for first time

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    By SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press Writer Selcan Hacaoglu, Associated Press Writer – Fri Jul 16, 10:51 am ET

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Friday unveiled its first drone airplane, a surveillance craft able to fly for 24-hour stretches over the rugged mountains where Kurdish rebels are waging a deadly insurgency.

    Turkey's eagerness to produce its own military technology mirrors its increasingly robust and independent diplomacy in the region. And producing its own drone fleet would allow Turkey to sever an important link with Israel, which has provided Turkey with drones even amid rising tensions over Israeli policy toward the Gaza Strip.

    While the success of the Turkish-made drone is far from assured, Turkish engineers said they were confident it would become part of the country's arsenal. Ozcan Ertem, head of the project, said an armed version of the Anka, or Phoenix, was possible but not in the works for now.

    Some 43 countries have now developed unmanned aerial vehicles, which have proved to be extremely effective in gathering intelligence and, in U.S. hands, staging attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

    Ertem said four or five countries, including Pakistan, which has also sought drones from the U.S., are expected to place orders for the Anka once the Turkish Air Force issues an order probably later this year. The first system, comprising three planes and remote-control units, was expected to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force in 2013.

    The drone, with a 56-foot wingspan and an ability to fly for 24 hours at a speed of 75 knots per hour and height of 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) is expected to spy mostly on Kurdish rebels who have recently increased infiltration into Turkey from bases in northern Iraq and escalated attacks on Turkish targets in a war for autonomy in the Kurdish-dominated southeast that has killed as many as 40,000 people since 1984.

    Turkey has purchased 10 massive Heron drones from Israel and their delivery was expected to be completed in August.

    Turkey had also bought or leased other drones from Israel, he said, and the United States separately provides intelligence from Predator drones on the Kurdish rebels.

    The defense cooperation goes beyond drones — Israel has upgraded some of Turkey's combat jets and tanks with modern radar equipment, according to defense officials and analysts, — but the relationship is threatened by the dispute over Israel's May 31 raid on an aid ship that attempted to break its blockade of Gaza. After Israeli commandos killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American aboard the ship, Turkey withdrew its ambassador and pulled out of three naval drills with Israel in the Mediterranean.

    Turkey's Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul and Gen. Ilker Basbug, head of the military, were among those who burst into applause to congratulate engineers as workers towed the drone about the height of a man onto the tarmac, painted in gray of combat jets, with a V-shaped tail and propeller in the back.

    Remzi Barlas, head of the engineering group at Turkish Aerospace Space Industries Inc, said Anka was as capable as the Israeli Heron and even features a better anti-icing system that works for the entire 24 hour-flight. Its diesel Centurion engine by German-based company Thielert Aircraft Enginges GmbH works with jet fuel that is easier to find in remote Turkish bases in the southeast, he said. A high-octane fuel is used for the Heron.

    The Turkish defense industry is "not yet world-class, but certainly growing. However, it is still dependent on foreign builders and likely will stay that way for a while," said Peter Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

    "This is a new technology that is interestingly both easy and difficult to build and use effectively. The construction is often easier than the integration into operations," Singer said of drones. "It took years before the US was able to learn how to use the Predator (a drone that can fire missiles) to a significant effect, most especially linked with ground troops."

    There has also been friction in Turkey's defense relations with Washington following its refusal to host U.S. troops for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. For the first time, no U.S. companies bid for a major Turkish attack helicopter contract in 2006, after Turkey insisted on full access to the aircraft's specific software codes — which the United States considers a security risk. Turkey and Italy then launched a $3 billion project to co-produce 50 attack helicopters for the Turkish army.

    Nihat Ali Ozcan, of the Economic Policy Research Institute in Ankara, said Turkey had asked for several attack helicopter gunships to respond a dramatic escalation of attacks by Kurdish rebels, who use bases in northern Iraq to stage hit-and-run attacks on Turkish targets, but the U.S. Congress only approved two.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100716/ap_on_hi_te/eu_turkey_spy_plane
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    Wow. I love it. IT looks so beautiful. I hope Pakistan goes in on this as this will benefit them too.
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    Attention to 2:40 !!! Some engineers working on Anka program are crying...

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    Nice Pics.. Any info on power plant ?
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    Anka MALE UAV is propelled by Centurion Engine from the German Aircraft Engine Producer Thielert. The Centurion Engine is powerd by Diesel Fuel and it can also combast normal Jet Fuel, which works more effective than high Octane Fuel in High Altitudes.

    http://www.thielert.com/typo3/index.php?id=513&L=1
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    Besides, (TEI) Domestic engine of ANKA will start trials in 2011... :)

    That's new !!!
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    Engine industry is the one Turkish defence industry has problems but Thanks Allah that We have multiple engine programs for near future...

    1500 hp engine program for Altay MBT
    Naval engine families (YTKB, Milgem)
    Land vehicle engines
    Aircraft turbo-jet engine (until 2015) (Jet trainer program)
    Missile Turbo-jet engines engines (Atmaca SSM )
    ANKA Male UAV engine
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    Is the domestic Engine a normal Piston Engine or a Turboprop Engine ?
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    Bro, The details were not revealed. Murat Bayar only stated that domestic engine on ANKA will start trials in next year... (Most probably, Engine has already started trials :) )
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    THE COMPARISON OF ANKA (TURKEY) AND HERON (ISRAEL)
    Wingspan: Anka: 17 meters [Heron: 16.60 meters]
    Take-off weight: Anka: 1600 kgs [Heron: 1150 kgs]
    Radar visibility: Anka: The body and wings are formed by nearly 7 000 parts. Made almost from carbon composite material; hence radar visibility is very low.
    Engine: Anka: 155 HP diesel fuel motor (German Thielert Centurion Engine) Anka’s Engine can also combast normal Jet Fuel, which works more effective than high Octane Fuel in High Altitudes. Domestic engine for Anka will be produced in 2011. Engine is the only foreign-part in Anka. [Heron: 115 HP High Octane Fuel (Rotax 914 engine, 86 kW)]
    Endurance: Anka: 24 hours [Heron: 40 hours; endurance gets lower than 40 hours when qualified cameras and systems are mounted .]
    Cruising speed: Anka can take 200 kms in 1 hour.
    Usefull cargo capacity: Anka: 200 kgs [Heron:185 kgs]
    Transportability: Anka: Easy; C-130 transportation planes can take Anka wherever wished.
    Project Stages: Anka: 1st: Anka 23 000 feet~18 hours 2nd: 30 000 feet~24 hours
    Length: Anka: 9 meters [Heron: 8.5 meters]
    Height: Anka: 1.70 meters
    Intelligence: Anka: Night-vision camera: Night operations. Radar system for operations even over clouds (behind clouds, can view ground targets as well)+ : Hence, day-and-night discovery, monitoring and target detection
    Take-off and landing: Anka: Full automatic Heron: Autonomous
    Electronic Warfare: Anka: 200 kms protection range from all electronic warfare via 200-kms range data link. [Heron: 350 kms. Heron is unprotected against electronic warfare].
    Class: Anka: Operative UCAV. Anka has the ability to weapon loading. Anka-B has Cirit missiles (already proven to be superior to US’s Hellfire and Israel’s Spike). [Heron: No weapons. Hence, one must send F-16s as a friend to Heron]
    Mission computer: Anka: Aselsan (Turkey)

    Operators: Anka: Turkish Armed Forces ordered 10 Ankas (will be delivered in the end of 2012). Besides Turkey, 5 countries ordered as well. [Heron: Israel, Turkey, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Equador, France, Germany, India, USA]
    Fuel: Anka uses jet fuel that is in a different style from Heron.
    Anti-icing: The anti-icing system of Anka is working throughout its 24-hour flight. [Heron: The anti-icing system is limited to 3 hours.]
    Unit Cost: Anka’s unit cost is cheaper than Heron. The average cost of a system of 4-plain and 2-station for The UAVs with the same class as Anka is $50-60 Millions.
    The Budget spent for Design and R-D: Anka: $107 Millions [Heron: $?]
    Maiden Flight: Anka: Several test flights were done. The maiden flight is on September 2010 [Heron: September 2005].
    First production process: Anka: 1 system and 3 planes will be completed.
    Serial Production Process: 2012 (Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has already ordered 10 systems. TSK may order more. 30 planes will be produced in total in serial production process. The number may increase in correspondence to foreign demand).
    UAV-producing countries: 43 countries.
    Operative HALE-UAV producing countries: USA (2001), Israel (2005), Turkey (2010).
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    I must admit I didn't realize that Turkey had such an impressive technological & industrial base. Extremely impressive stuff and thanks for posting the pics. All the best and god speed for your future projects & modernization efforts. Good work.
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