ANKA Multi-Role ISR System

ANKA, advanced Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class Unmanned Aerial System, performs day and night, all-weather reconnaissance, target detection / identification and intelligence missions with its EO/IR and SAR payloads, featuring autonomous flight capability including Automatic Take-off and Landing.

ANKA incorporates a heavy-fuel engine and electro-expulsive Ice Protection System with an Advanced Ground Control Station and dual datalink allowing operational security and ease.

The system is expandable with a Transportable Image Exploitation Station, Radio Relay, Remote Video Terminal and SATCOM.


  • Wing Span : 17.3m
  • Length : 8m
  • Powerplant : Heavy fuel engine (155 hp)
  • Payload Capacity : 200kg (full endurance)
  • Power 9kW


  • Endurance : 24 hours
  • Service ceiling : 30,000ft (MSL)
  • Data range : 200km


  • Day and night, all weather ISR mission capabilities with EO/IR/LD/LRF and SAR/ISAR/GMTI payloads
  • Fixed or moving target tracking capability
  • ATC radio relay over datalink
  • On-board data recording capability
  • Expansion capabilities including SATCOM, SIGINT & communications relay
  • Remote Video Terminal option


  • Fully automous operation
  • Dual-redundant flight control system
  • Dual-redundant automatic takeoff and landing system
  • Dual-redundant electrical power generation
  • Dual-redundant high data rate digital datalink
  • Electro-expulsive ice protection system
  • C-130 Transportability
  • Easy to Maintain


  • NATO compliant ACEIII type shelter
  • STANAG 4586 compliant
  • Redundant command and control consoles
  • Mission planning, management, simulation and playback capabilities
  • User-friendly MMI
  • External C4I Interfaces



ANKA Successfully Completes Acceptance Tests 25.01.2013
The acceptance test campaign of ANKA Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAV System, which was designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), was successfully completed with the last test flights held between January 20-22, 2013. The 18+...
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