Turkish Navy Gets Locally-Made UAV


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The Turkish Navy received its 1st Aksungur MALE UAV from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). 

Ismail Demir, Turkey’s top procurement official, emphasized the drone’s significant payload capacity and flying endurance. “TAI’s domestic and national AKSUNGUR UCAV successfully completed tests and was delivered to the Turkish Navy. The payload capacity of the UCAV is 750 kg, and the maximum flight period is at least 50 hours.” Demir said.

TAI loaded 12 MAM-L smart munitions to the drone for pre-delivery testing, and the UAV stayed in the air for a total of 28 hours at the height of 20 thousand feet, according to navalnews.com.