This for all 3 branches though. Army, Navy, Air Force. No maritime capability for this time.To be fair, it could be any of the four platforms but Aksungur had already started with TN and it has MPA configuration.
But what makes the Aksungur the stronger candidate, is that it was developed with the help of Indonesian firms using wind tunnels in Indonesia.
24 ANKA SİHA orders from 3 countries to TAI
ANKA Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SİHA), developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ), continues its export performance. 3 more countries signed a contract with TAI to supply ANKA SİHA. Thus, the number of countries known to export ANKA has increased to 5.
According to the information obtained by SavunmaSanayiST.com from defense sources; Indonesia, Chad and Algeria decided to procure ANKA SİHA from TAI. Indonesia ordered 12, Algeria 10 and Chad 2 ANKA SİHAs. For this reason, TAI is rapidly increasing the capacity of the ANKA production line. The total amount of 24 ANKA orders from 3 countries is estimated to be more than 500 million dollars.
ANKA's first export customer was Tunisia in 2020. Tunisian Air Force supplied 3 ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and 3 Ground Control Stations (YKI) for 80 million USD. The second order from abroad for ANKA came from Kazakhstan, again 3 pieces. Kazakhstan plans to procure 30 more ANKAs and produce them locally with the support of TAI.
On the other hand, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein announced that they decided to procure ANKA SİHA from TAI. It is estimated that Malaysia will procure 3 to 9 ANKA SİHAs in the first stage.
TAI also continues the export activities of AKSUNGUR SİHA, which it developed over ANKA. At least 2 countries have placed orders for AKSUNGUR so far.
Endonezya, Çad ve Cezayir, Türkiye'den ANKA SİHA tedarik etmeye karar verdiler. 3 ülkenin toplam ANKA SİHA sipariş hacmi, 20'yi geçiyor.www.savunmasanayist.com
Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii tarafından geliştirilen ANKA SİHA, Malezya'da ABD üretimi MQ-9B ve Çin üretimi Wing Loong II gibi rakiplerini geride bıraktı.www.savunmasanayist.com