TAI announced that Anka-3, an unmanned fighter jet developed by TAI, successfully performed its first flight.
According to a statement made by TAI, another important milestone in the ANKA III project, which was originally developed with domestic facilities, was left behind. ANKA III, Turkey’s first vertical tailless turbofan-engined unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), successfully performed its first flight.
The first flight of ANKA III lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.Reaching an altitude of 8 thousand feet, ANKA III reached a speed of 150 knots.
ANKA III, which took off from the runway at 08.38, also performed the runway pass test during this flight. The flight of ANKA III was accompanied by the HÜRKUŞ basic training aircraft and ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries with domestic facilities.
ANKA III, the new generation UAV system, will be able to perform many missions such as reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence, attack with different air-ground munitions, hunting scanning by engaging enemy helicopters, propeller aircraft and UAVs with air-air munitions, neutralising enemy RF emitting radar and air defence systems, protection of friendly forces in the air and on the ground, signal and communication intelligence, electronic warfare, operation with other friendly elements and communication relay.