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Turkey Orders 10 Anka UAVs

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SSM Signs Agreement with TAI for 10 ANKA UAVs

(Source: Today's Zaman; published Oct. 28, 2013)

İSTANBUL --- The Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) has signed an agreement with local producer Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for 10 ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

According to a statement from the SSM yesterday, the agreement was signed on Oct. 25 and the vehicles and their ground control systems will be delivered between 2012 and 2018.

“In the framework of our project to take the utmost advantage of local opportunities, TAI, as the main contractor, will employ the services of many Turkish firms,” the statement said.

The ANKA, a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) class UAV, is used by the armed forces for reconnaissance, observation and targeting.