Turkey’s military is on track to receive its first serially-produced Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this year, a well-informed Turkish defence industry source told IHS Jane’s .

Known as Anka-S, the production standard UAVs are fitted with additional capabilities above and beyond those of the two Anka-A and single Anka-B prototypes already built by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

Delivery of the first six Anka-S UAVs was due to begin in March, and while this has been set back a few months due to an extension of their flight tests, the source said it would still begin in 2017. All 10 Anka-S aircraft ordered in October 2013 are due for delivery by 2018. […]