The assembly and production of the Turkish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle “ANKA,” designed by Turkish Aerospace engineers with the collaboration of numerous local subcontractors, were successfully completed, and it was rolled out of the hangar on July 16, 2010, with a ceremony held at the Turkish Aerospace facilities. ANKA, whose first engine run was completed following its hangar roll-out, aims to be the world's best operative system in its category.

After its maiden flight on December 30, 2010, a contract for the serial production of 10 ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ANKA-S) was signed in October 2013. The activities for the ANKA-S Project were successfully completed.

Since 2014, the ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has been showcased at the ILA Berlin Airshow, Farnborough Airshow, and Paris Airshow, the world's most prominent exhibitions.

With its high mission readiness rate, ANKA fleets have joined the inventories of various end users, accumulating a flight duration exceeding 230,000 hours as of January 2024.


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Redundant and Autonomous Flight Control System

With the double redundant computers, redundant flight control sensors and redundant control surface movers, the ANKA System features a safe autonomous operation from take-off until landing.

Redundant Automatic Take-Off-Landing System

It enables fully automatic take-off and landing of the ANKA system without the need for pilot/operator intervention. It has redundancy with two different positioning data sources including the Radar Tracking System and the DGPS System.

Redundant Electricity Generation and Distribution

The electricity power generation system features an alternator and batteries driven by the engine. In case of an alternator failure, the critical systems continue to be fed by the batteries, ensuring flight safety.

Redundant High Data Fast Digital Data Connection

It features two different redundant and encrypted Data Link Systems operating in line-of-sight conditions with a high capacity. In addition to these two systems it is equipped with a Satellite Communication system enabling communication beyond the line of sight.

Emergency Field Landing Capability

In case of an emergency scenario preventing reaching the take-off field, it is capable of making an emergency landing on the nearest field.

Capability Of Autonomous Return To and Landing On The Take-Off Base In Case Of A Link Disconnection

The Aerial Vehicle is capable of returning to and landing autonomously on the field even in case of a communication disconnection with the ground units.

Folding Landing Gear

With the folding and retractable Landing Gear, it can carry on the reconnaissance and surveillance missions without obscuration of the payload of the line of sight.

Anti-Icing Capability Throughout The Mission

It can carry on its mission in all weather conditions with the anti-icing systems in its wing and tail.

Wing Span
17.5 m
8.6 m
3.25 m
+30 Hours
Service ceiling
30.000 ft


Datalink range
+250 km
Payload Capacity
350+ kg

(full endurance)

1700 KG