Republic of Turkey President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, announced that on via his official Twitter account that the AKSUNGUR Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) has been delivered to the Turkish Navy.
AKSUNGUR was developed by TAI. Demir emphasized that it has a useful payload capacity to perform 750 kg and a maximum flight time of at least 50 hours while said that the tests were successfully completed.
AKSUNGUR SİHA 750 kg faydalı yük kapasitesine ve en az 50 saat maksimum uçuş süresine sahip.
HAYIRLI OLSUN pic.twitter.com/Gv9orTpctR
— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) October 20, 2021
ANKA-AKSUNGUR is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class UAV System, capable to perform day and night Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and strike missions with EO/IR, SAR and SIGINT payloads, and a variety of air to ground weapons. ANKA-AKSUNGUR is powered by two PD-170 twin-turbocharged diesel engines enabling long-endurance operations up to 40,000ft.
AKSUNGUR UAV was handed over to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defence Turkish Naval Forces. Detailed information about its configuration was not provided.