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TAI Anka and General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle

TAI Anka General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle
TAI Anka is a type of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). It was originally designed for the Turkish Armed Forces and is used by them until this day. An interesting fact is that the name of the drone comes from the Turkish term for phoenix. As of the end of 2020, there are confirmed ongoing negotiations between Pakistan Navy and Turkish Aerospace Industries in terms of sales of the TAI Anka.
Name: TAI Anka General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle
Type: medium-altitude long-endurance medium-altitude, long-endurance
Origin: Turkey United States
Produced: 2010 2004
Unit cost: - $ 90,9 milion
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,448 km (900 mi)
Max speed: 217 km/h 309 km/h
Service ceiling: 9,144 m 8,900 m
Weight empty:
Weight max: 1,600 kg (3,527 lb) 1,633 kg (3,600 lb)
Armament: MAM (Smart Micro Munition), Roketsan Cirit, Tubitak-Sage Bozok Laser Guided Rockets 4 hardpoints, 4 × AGM-114 Hellfire or 8 × AIM-92 Stinger, 4 × GBU-44/B Viper Strike




Length: 8 m 8.53 m
Width: 17.3 m 17 m
Height: 3.4 m 2.1 m


TAI Anka
TAI Anka
Author: By Mustafa.KarabasTUSAS - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License
General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle
General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle
Author: By Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army -, Public Domain, License