Turkish Aerospace Industry (TUSAS) struck a deal with Pakistan (NESCOM) for the production of military drones. Whereas, The agreement happened at International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.
Pakistan’s National Engineering and Science Commission (NESCOM) signed a contract with the Turkish Aerospace Industry (TUSAS). It is for the joint production of “ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.” Initially, The agreement will explicitly guarantee the advancement of ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
In the scope of this agreement, The components of ANKA will be produced and developed. It is for the serial production variant of Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance. Moreover, the Turkish Armed forces are the main target audience here.
Pakistan and Turkey, TUSAS, signed a contract to expand the potential market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. They will be together liable for business, asset, as well as innovation moves.
Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, TUSAS General Manager, explained, “The contract we made with Pakistan within the scope of our ANKA UAV systems will provide significant gains to the UAV industry. Whereas, This acquisition, especially with Pakistan’s National Engineering and Science Commission, will strengthen our UAVs.”
Turkish Aerospace Industry and ANKA the First Version
Anka-A, the first version, delegates as a medium-elevation long-perseverance unscrewed ethereal vehicle (MALE UAV). However, it was imagined in the mid-2000s for strategic observation and surveillance missions. Phoenix is the name of a drone; a mythological creature also called Zümrüd-ü Anka in Turkish.
More versions came into being of ANKA-A. The radar, satellite communication, and precise weapons improve in these versions. However, improving the satellite communication and precision of weapons was not easy. Engineers took a lot of time to improve these.
The drone has made its first flight in 2016. Whereas, it came into serial production in 2017. The first two batches of ANKA-A were delivered to Turkey in February 2018. On the other hand, it also improves the security issues of Turkey.
Turkey’s TUSAS and Pakistan’s NESCOM
On the occasion of the International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul. The Turkish Aerospace Industry has made a deal with Pakistan’s National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM). The agreement was signed for the betterment of the ANKA-UAV drone. However, there were many loopholes in the first produced ANKA. Turkish Aerospace Industry looking forward to Pakistan’s NESCOM for the production of their better version of ANKA.
They think it will provide significant gains to the UAV industry. It will also provide employment, resource, and technology transfer. However, The relationship between both the countries will also improve. Along with that, It will also send a message to the whole world about their security concerns from foreign invasions.
Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, TAI General Manager said, “It is very important that we continue our historical brotherhood for the gains of both countries. We will implement the human resources cooperation we have made in the past years in this contract as well. Besides; We will develop production and especially technological developments together.”