Turkey is building another heavy drone - an analogue of the Russian "Hunter"

Recently, the Turkish military-industrial complex has shown serious progress. Recently, a promising (future supersonic) UAV made its first flight Red Apple from the private Turkish defense company Baykar. Now the Turkish media are reporting on a new drone project.

This time we are talking about the creation of another heavy aircraft - Anka-3. However, it will be developed and produced by the large engine building company TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI), a subsidiary of the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) state corporation.

According to the images provided (published skin), Anka-3 should look very different from Kızılelma in appearance. Its design will be similar to the Russian UAV S-70 "Hunter", having an aerodynamic configuration "flying wing". TAI has promised that its division will present its first prototype in early 2023. At the same time, its flight tests will begin.

Turkey is building another heavy drone - an analogue of the Russian "Hunter"

Media suggest that Anka-3 will receive technical specifications comparable to Kızılelma. Anka-3 will be equipped with both domestic and imported equipment. But this drone will be harder to detect by radar due to its tailless design.

Both Turkish firms could put their jet drones into service around the same time. It is noted that equipping UAVs with turbofan engines increases their power and capabilities. Thus, the possession of such technology will raise the defense industry of Turkey, the media sum up.
  • Photos used: Rostec and Turkish Aerospace Industries
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  1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 24 December 2022 20: 06
    But what is the analogue of "Hunter"? No. The S-70 has been "ripening" for 10 years, but it will not "ripen" in any way! And "Anka", it seems, is precocious!
    1. tkot973 Offline tkot973
      tkot973 (Konstantin) 24 December 2022 20: 40
      Our Hunter will mature for another 10 years, or maybe twenty, until it will be possible to receive money for it, and when the right time comes, they will come up with a Superhunter, they will say that it will be much more perfect than the Hunter, and they will successfully cut money further, simultaneously depicting the appearance of ebullient activities.
      I don’t know how well the Turkish “precocious” will perform its task well, but at least it WILL BE DONE!, and will fly and possibly be sold, like the Chinese, by the way, the same contraption. And our Okhotnik, like the very promising and unparalleled Armata, will at best fly on May 9 over the same Armata.
  2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 24 December 2022 20: 42
    If they want to make it invisible, then the missiles must be hidden inside, otherwise on the external suspension the missiles will glow on the radars like a New Year's garland (better than from the tail) yes
  3. Vlad Burchilo Offline Vlad Burchilo
    Vlad Burchilo (Vlad) 24 December 2022 20: 45
    In fact, the topic of UAVs is very complex and for most of us it is a dark forest.
    Roman, referring to the Americans, claims that our UAVs are a waste of money.
    It is doubtful: 1) quite a lot of information about the successful use of our UAVs.
    2) for some reason, Iranian capacities are inferior to Russian ones, given by CNN.
    Probably, we have really adjusted the release of "Geraniums".

    And that "Anka" is similar to "0hotnik" is a pure coincidence.
    I doubt that "Hunter" was the parent of "Ankka". Rather, they are illegitimate children of a common "parent"
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 December 2022 20: 58
    it seems that while the S-70 goes into series (if it goes at all), it will become morally obsolete, judging by the pace at which new developments are being introduced, it’s more likely that the purpose of these developments is simply to cut the dough, however, this is not only in the military-industrial complex, Putin has it in everything, enough remember the epic with covid, how much money was thrown into the wind or the gas scam with the northern streams, someone answered for it all, but billions were stolen
  5. Vlad Sirs Offline Vlad Sirs
    Vlad Sirs (Sirius NVL) 24 December 2022 21: 06
    The Turks are tearing their claws breaking through to advanced technologies. For 30 years, the country has achieved outstanding technological successes. While the Russians are harnessing their Hunter, Anka 3 will already be in service with the Turkish, and even the Ukrainian armies.
  6. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 2 January 2023 12: 03
    Since 2011, according to official statements (and not officially -?), And they want Bayraktar in 5 seconds and voila ....... Bayraktar, but slightly processed with a file and ... Bayraktar-2, etc.