AKSUNGUR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System, developed by Turkish Aerospace has started its first duty. Taking off from TUSAS Facilities in ANKARA, AKSUNGUR will be located ADANA Şakirpaşa Airport. It will be operated by General Directorate of Forestry for fire fighting purposes.
AKSUNGUR UAV which developed by national and domestic capabilities, and broke flight hours record. AKSUNGUR started to serve for General Directorate of Forestry for fire control and fighting purposes.AKSUNGUR which has developed in an 18 months has the capacity to perform uninterrupted multi-role intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack missions with its high payload capacity, provides Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) operation flexibility with SATCOM payload.
About Turkish Aerospace
Turkish Aerospace is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. Located in Ankara, Turkish Aerospace production plant covers an area of 5 million square meters with an industrial facility of 150,000 square meters under its roof. The company has a modern aircraft facility furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities ranging from parts manufacturing to aircraft assembly, flight tests and delivery.
AKSUNGUR is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class UAV System, 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 up to 40,000ft.