In a post shared by the Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) Twitter account, new information was given on the latest developments of Aksungur.
The post stated the following; “AKSUNGUR, which completed its 59th test flight by staying in the air for 49 hours, drew the Turkish star and crescent flag in the sky at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Everything is for the homeland!”.
The High Payload Capacity ANKA-AKSUNGUR UAV System, that can carry out Continuous Multi-Role Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Attack Missions, is a Medium Altitude Long Period Airborne Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System that performs day/night Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Assault Missions utilizing EO/IR, SAR and SIGINT payloads as well as various air-to-ground weapons.
ANKA-AKSUNGUR has two twin turbocharged diesel PD-170 engines that allow long-term operations at an altitude of up to 40000 ft.