TUSA is great! HA move from Turkey: Demand spreads

According to the information received by the AA correspondent, Turkish defense industry product national HAs provide the Turkish Armed Forces with important operational capabilities in the field.

While the threats identified by the armed HAs are effectively hit with national ammunition, the vehicles equipped with useful loads such as radar and imaging systems allow the security forces to perform precise detection and tracking in a wide area.

Aksungur HA, developed by Türk Aviation and Space Industry, has also made important contributions to the security forces in the field since its entry into the inventory.

Aksungur, who was able to stay in the air for 50 hours during the reconnaissance-surveillance mission, revealed the moments when Greece sent an armored vehicle to the Aegean Islands with Non-Military Status, in violation of international law, with the SAR payload and advanced camera system.

Aksungur continues to monitor the developments in the Aegean Sea.

There are 3 units of Aksungur in the inventory of the Naval Forces Command, which has been on strike for approximately 10 thousand flight hours in total. At the same time, within the scope of service procurement, 1 Aksungur HA is working in the General Directorate of Forestry.


Aksungur, which has been developed in a short time like 18 months based on the Anka platform, has the capacity to perform uninterrupted multi-roll intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and offensive missions with its high payload capacity, and provides cross-sectional operation flexibility with its SATCOM payload.

Aksungur, which made its first flight in 2019, has been integrated with 3 different EOIR cameras, 2 different SATCOM, 500 lb class Teber 81/82, Winged Gdm Kit 82, domestic engine PD170.

In addition to these works, Aksungur, who started his first field strike in the second quarter of 2021, entered the Naval Forces Command inventory in October 2021.

Kuzgun, laser gdm kit and miniature bomb will be integrated into Aksungur in the near future. Acoustic capability integration studies for Aksungur, which are also called “sonobuoy” and used to detect/identify underwater submarines, continue.


After being included in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory, foreign interest in Aksungur also increased. TUSA is conducting negotiations for the export of Aksungur in Asian and African countries.