The Turkish Armed Forces received another batch of Aksungur drones. This was announced by Ismail Demir, head of the Defense Industry Directorate.
Aksungur is developed by Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI). It is based on the Anka drone. Development of the new drone took about a year and a half. The first batch was delivered to the Turkish army at the end of 2021.
New soldiers of our glorious army that will strengthen its power in the sky country!
2 pieces #AKSUNGUR We have delivered the SİHA to our Turkish Armed Forces.
good luck 🇹🇷@TUSAS_TR pic.twitter.com/Hy36AOu3q2
— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) May 19, 2023
The unmanned aerial vehicle can be used for surveillance, reconnaissance and attack on the enemy. Turkish forces recently adopted two Aksungur drones.
The drone has a satellite control system and can fly for 50 hours. Its maximum flight altitude is more than 7,000 metres. Aksungur uses L-UMTAS and Cirit missiles, TEBER-81, TEBER-82, KGK, HGK-3, MAM-C and MAM-L bombs to hit enemy targets.