Cargo UAVs will be used to meet the logistic needs of the Turkish Armed Forces at the operational fields.
Presidency of the Repuclic of Turkey Presidency of Defence Industustries continues its efforts to increase the operational capabilities of security forces and to bring products and solutions that can respond to current threats and needs into inventory. Unmanned systems have an important place in this context. Presidency of Defence Industries coordinates the development of new systems and solutions with local and national facilities to be used in different areas and in various missions than UAVs and Combat UAVs, which are effectively used by security forces.
Presidency of Defence Industries announced that the project was launched for the purpose of supplying Vertical Takeoff and Landing Cargo UAV Systems, in the tender announcement in June 2018.
PDI President İsmail Demir stated that the evaluations for the project have been completed and that a contract has been signed with the Turkish Aviation and Space Industry (TAI) for the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Cargo UAV Project.
Indicating that the features of the Cargo UAV will be further improved after the operations in the operation region, Demir said; “We aim for the Cargo UAV system to go into mass production in 2021. Cargo UAV, which will carry 50 kilograms of useful load, will provide the logistic support needed by the hero Turkish soldier in the field by carrying a cargo of 1 hour, especially in the mountainous terrain, between the two points in both the closed cargo compartment and the suspended load. We are also working on our Cargo UAV project, which has a payload capacity of 150 kilograms.”
Thanks to the Cargo UAV systems, the requirements such as weapons, ammunition, medical equipment, equipment that the security forces will need in the battlefield can be delivered in a very short time and safely even in difficult weather conditions. TAI, which also has works for rotating wing UAV systems, exhibits its solutions and systems that it develops both at home and abroad.