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The Rise and Rise of Turkish Drone Technology

As recently as the early 2000s, Turkey was dependent on Israeli-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) in its asymmetric warfare with...

When the country set out to design, develop, and produce its first indigenous drone, the Anka, technological snags beset the program.

  • Burak Bekdil
  • BESA

The 100% Turkish-made Anka ultimately boasted a foreign engine, a foreign automatic take-off and landing system, foreign landing gear, a foreign flight data computer, foreign radio…

Yet despite that discouraging start, in slightly over a decade Turkey became the operator and exporter of fine drone systems.

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