14 May 2015. News reports:
March 17, 2015
The completion of the Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dubbed Anka
(Phoenix), which is designed to obtain intelligence in the fight against
terrorism in southeastern Turkey, has also been delayed. It was supposed
to be delivered to the Turkish military in 2012, but accidents and problems
delayed the projects. Two Anka drones are currently stationed in Sivrihisar
Air Force Base but are not used for operations.
TAI, which developed the Anka, also signed a deal with the Turkish Air Force
for the production of a new generation UAVs called Anka-S in 2013. The first
batch is to be delivered in 2016. However, a recent report by TAI cited technical
problems and postponed the delivery date to 2017.
25 November 2011
Turkey's own drone ANKA made a successful test flight.
Shining with its top-of-the-range hardware, Turkey's home-made drone ANKA
carried out a successful test-flight in Sivrihisar township of Eskishehir.
During the 6 hour-long flight ANKA successfully passed 240 different tests.
ANKA also carried a weight equal to infra-red camera that is also built by
In future testings, ANKA will remain airborne for 24 hours along with the
infra-red camera pack on board.
13 May 2015
Sivrihisar Turkey Drone Base
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|9 September 2010. Apron under construction.