Turkish Reconnaissance Anka UAV Ready For Operational Service

A Turkish reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Anka which has
been designed in-house, carried out ​​its first successful two-hour
test flight and is now ready for use, the Zaman newspaper reports.

The Turkish Armed Forces plans to use the UAV Anka in combating
terrorism. Earlier, Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said tthe UAV
will go into service in 2012 and will be used in military operations
from April.

Work to create Anka was launched in 2004. The project involved 180
engineers. The UAV is a first for Turkey in the development field.