ANKA UAV, produced by TAI, flew for 30 hours and 30 minutes in a sortie. ANKA UAV broke the record for the longest flight.
The assembly and production of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA, which was designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) engineers and in which many local subcontractors took part, was completed and left the hangar with a ceremony held at TUSAŞ facilities on 16 July 2010. TUSAŞ's ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which made its first flight in December 2010 and entered the inventory in 2013, broke its own airtime record while completing 100 thousand+ flight hours in the skies. Staying in the air for 30+ hours, ANKA aimed to be the best operative system in the world in its category.
The ANKA-S System, designed according to international safety standards with the integration of new generation payloads and national facilities, took its place in the inventory as one of the most competent systems of its class in terms of safety and operation capability with its national flight control computer, national aircraft control computer and national IFF.
ANKA-S, MALE (Medium Altitude Long Airborne) UAV project was implemented as a sub-type of ANKA UAV systems on October 25, 2013 with the production agreement between the Presidency of Defense Industry and Turkish Aerospace Industries. ANKA-S, developed on the basis of ANKA and ANKA Block-B systems, went into service in 2017.
Another feature of the S version is that the system can be controlled from the satellite. An expanded operational area is created by increasing the control distance with the ability to be controlled from the satellite. Day and night, including bad weather conditions, real-time image intelligence tasks for reconnaissance, surveillance, fixed/moving target detection, identification, identification and tracking purposes, performance of diagnosis, tracking and marking tasks with a new generation electro-optical/infrared camera, Air-ground/ground-ground communication support is provided with MAK mission and radio relay.