“ANKA”, the Turkish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle designed by the engineers of the Turkish Aerospace in cooperation with several local subcontractors, has left the Hangar with a ceremony held on July 16, 2010 at the Turkish Aerospace facilities after its assembly. Leaving the hangar, ANKA’s engine was also started, and ANKA aims to be the world's best operating system in its category.

It is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV Program. The UAV Program is a development project featuring three aerial vehicle prototypes, aiming to design and develop all ground systems around defined needs and complete the prototype and development tests. The Program features “Conceptual Design", “Preliminary Design and Development” and “Testing and Evaluation” phases. During the development phase, a System Integration Laboratory (SEL) was set up where all systems would be developed/interfaced/integrated.

Flights tests have been underway since December 30, 2010, and a 10-aircraft serial production contract (ANKA-S) has been signed in October 2013 for the “ANKA” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. ANKA-S Project is successfully underway, with a successful Review Meeting in February 2014, since when, the design activities have gained pace.

As part of the simultaneous Block B configuration, there are ongoing SAR/ISAR/GMTI radar integration activities. This system has also been tested as of the second half of 2014.


ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was exhibited in the ILA Berlin Airshow and Farnborough Airshow in 2014.


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Redundant and Autonomous Flight Control System

With the double redundant computers, redundant flight control sensors and redundant control surface movers, the ANKA System features a safe autonomous operation from take-off until landing.

Redundant Automatic Take-Off-Landing System

It enables fully automatic take-off and landing of the ANKA system without the need for pilot/operator intervention. It has redundancy with two different positioning data sources including the Radar Tracking System and the DGPS System.

Redundant Electricity Generation and Distribution

The electricity power generation system features an alternator and batteries driven by the engine. In case of an alternator failure, the critical systems continue to be fed by the batteries, ensuring flight safety.

Redundant High Data Fast Digital Data Connection

It features two different redundant and encrypted Data Link Systems operating in line-of-sight conditions with a high capacity. In addition to these two systems it is equipped with a Satellite Communication system enabling communication beyond the line of sight.

Emergency Field Landing Capability

In case of an emergency scenario preventing reaching the take-off field, it is capable of making an emergency landing on the nearest field.

Capability Of Autonomous Return To and Landing On The Take-Off Base In Case Of A Link Disconnection

The Aerial Vehicle is capable of returning to and landing autonomously on the field even in case of a communication disconnection with the ground units.

Folding Landing Gear

With the folding and retractable Landing Gear, it can carry on the reconnaissance and surveillance missions without obscuration of the payload of the line of sight.

Anti-Icing Capability Throughout The Mission

It can carry on its mission in all weather conditions with the anti-icing systems in its wing and tail.

Wing Span
17.5 m
8.6 m
3.25 m
+30 Hours
Service ceiling
30.000 ft


Datalink range
+250 km
Payload Capacity
350+ kg

(full endurance)

1700 KG