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TAI Anka and General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

TAI Anka General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
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. The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (also known as Predator B) is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle. It's able to perform an autonomous flight operations or remotely controlled ones (with a human ground controller). It was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and the main reason of its creation were the combat needs of United States Air Force.
Name: TAI Anka General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Type: medium-altitude long-endurance long-endurance, high-altitude
Origin: Turkey United States
Produced: 2010 2007
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 1,448 km (900 mi) 1,900 km (1,200 mi)
Max speed: 217 km/h 482 km/h
Service ceiling: 9,144 m 15,420 m
Weight empty: 2,223 kg (4,901 lb)
Weight max: 1,600 kg (3,527 lb) 4,760 kg (10,494 lb)
Armament: MAM (Smart Micro Munition), Roketsan Cirit, Tubitak-Sage Bozok Laser Guided Rockets 7 hardpoints, on the two inboard weapons stations 680kg, on the two middle stations 340 kg, on the outboard stations 68 kg




Length: 8 m 11 m
Width: 17.3 m 20 m
Height: 3.4 m 3.81 m


TAI Anka
TAI Anka
Author: By Mustafa.KarabasTUSAS - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Author: By Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt - commons file, Public Domain, License