Turkey to manufacture drone engines
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will manufacture engines for domestic drones, the Turkish newspaper Sabah reported on April 4.
This project is expected to be implemented over the next two years.
The Turkish Research Center of Aerospace Technology created a special group of military engineers, according to the newspaper.
Earlier, Turkey manufactured its first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA. The work for its establishment has been conducted since 2004. Some 180 engineers worked on the project.
ANKA belongs to a class of medium-altitude aerial vehicles with long flight duration.
Earlier, Turkish Research Center for Aerospace Technology (TUSAS) developed the first domestic training plane HURKUS which will be delivered to the country's Air Forces in 2017.
Turkish Defense Industry Executive Committee made a decision to launch the mass production of the HURKUS first domestic trainer aircraft.
Around 15 HURKUS aircraft will be produced at the first stage, according to the Turkish Air Force. The Turkish first domestic trainer aircraft HURKUS was successfully tested on Aug. 29, 2013.
The center also produces parts for F-16 fighters, Airbus A380 and military Airbus A400M. TUSAS has also started production of diffusers for Airbus A350 since 2012.
The Turkish Research Center of Aerospace Technology also plans to manufacture fighters.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN