[ACCI-CAVIE] Chad and Algeria have decided to procure ANKA-S drones from Turkey, and both countries have placed orders for the type. The armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ANKA-S, developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ), like its Turkish counterpart – Bayraktar TB2, continues its export performance in Africa.
Algeria has ordered ten Anka-S drones, while Chad has ordered two such units. For this reason, TAI is rapidly increasing the capacity of ANKA’s production line.
ANKA’s first export customer was Tunisia in 2020. The Tunisian Air Force received three ANKA-S unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and 3 ground control stations (YKIs) for 80 million USD. The second overseas order for ANKA was from Kazakhstan, again 3 units.
Tunisia likely opted for the ANKA-S thanks to its satellite-based command and control capability that allows an operator to send command and control data and mission objectives to six drones via the SATCOM antenna. airborne and the Turkish Armed Forces Communication System (TAFICS). The satellite terminal also allows the operator to modify the flight path during flight mode.
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