Turkey to start production of ANKA drones

The Turkish state company for aviation and space industry will start production of ANKA drones in late 2013, Minister for Defense Industry Murad Bayar says, Anadolu reports.

ANKA will fly at medium altitude. Its designing started in 2004 with 180 engineers involved.

Turkey is also developing the Simsek drone. It will be 2.3 meters long with a wingspread of 1.5 meters. It will fly at a maximum speed of 740 km per hour with a launch mass of 75 kg.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza