Ismail Demir, the head of Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency, said on Twitter that the first AKSUNGUR armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces.
Demir shared a video of the country’s new UAV system.
“Produced by Turkish Aerospace, domestic and national AKSUNGUR armed UAV completed its tests successfully and was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces,” said Demir.
“AKSUNGUR armed UAV has a payload capacity of 750 kilograms and a maximum flight time of at least 50 hours,” he added.
Turkish Aerospace describes AKSUNGUR as medium altitude long endurance (MALE) class UAV system.
It is capable to perform day and night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike missions with EO/IR, SAR and SIGINT payloads, and a variety of air to ground weapons.
AKSUNGUR is powered by two PD-170 twin-turbocharged diesel engines enabling long-endurance operations of up to 40,000 feet.