A memorandum on military-technical cooperation between JSC NC Kazakhstan Engineering and Turkish Aerospace was signed in the capital of Turkey.

As indicated in the agreement, an assembly and maintenance line of ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles will be organized in Kazakhstan on the basis of a subsidiary of Kazakhstan Engineering.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the agreement on the joint production of ANKA drones in Kazakhstan was signed during the visit of the Kazakh delegation to Ankara by Chairman of the Board of JSC NC Kazakhstan Engineering Temirzhan Abdrakhmanov and President of Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) Professor Temel Kotil.

Within the framework of the agreement, long-term cooperation in the field of joint production of UAVs is planned, as well as technology transfer and training of personnel for the maintenance and repair of UAVs for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan has become the first foreign country where the production of ANKA drones will be established. TUSAŞ CEO Temel Kotil expressed gratitude for the interest of foreign partners in ANKA drones. "The new agreement will further strengthen friendly ties with fraternal Kazakhstan," Kotil stressed.

The Anka reconnaissance and strike drone was created in Turkey in 2013. It was tested in combat conditions. The UAV has a maximum take-off weight of 1,700 kg, is capable of carrying a payload of up to 350 kg. Flight time is up to 30 hours at a maximum altitude of up to 9 thousand meters. The wingspan is 17.5 meters with a length of about eight meters.


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