The Ministry of National Defense announced on its Twitter account that 1 AKSUNGUR and 2 ANKA SİHAs were delivered to the Naval Forces. Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil shared the information that a total of 2022 AKSUNGUR S/UAV's were delivered to be used in special missions with the Naval Forces and Air Force Commands, in his guest broadcast on A Haber in February 5.
AKSUNGUR SİHA, which was developed with domestic and national resources and broke the record for flying with and without weapons, continues to serve in the field. AKSUNGUR SİHA, which was developed based on the ANKA platform in a short period of 18 months and has the capacity to perform uninterrupted multi-role intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack missions with its high payload capacity, provides beyond line of sight operation flexibility with its SATCOM payload.
AKSUNGUR, which made its first flight in 2019; It has integrated all Platform Verification ground/flight tests, 3 different EO/IR [Electro Optical / Infrared] cameras, 2 different SATCOM, 500 lb class Teber 81/82 and KGK82 Systems, domestic engine PD170 system until now. In addition to all these studies, AKSUNGUR, which started its first field mission in the second quarter of 2021 with the fight against forest fires, has passed 1000+ hours in the field.
AKSUNGUR MALE class UAV System: capable of performing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack missions in all weather conditions day and night; It stands out as a Medium Altitude Long Stay Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system that can carry EO/IR, SAR and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) payloads and various air-to-ground munitions systems. AKSUNGUR has two twin-turbocharged diesel engines that can reach an altitude of 40.000 feet and allow the most demanding operations to be completed with their ability to stay in the air for up to 40 hours.