Turkey’s procurement and industry officials are working vigorously to end their country’s dependence on foreign drone systems and sub-systems, hoping to achieve self-sufficiency in the next few years, a target some analysts question. .

Encouraged by the Ankara government, the local industry — both state-controlled and private companies — recently have intensified efforts to attain a “100 percent Turkish drone fleet by 2017.”

At a high-profile ceremony in February, the Anka Block A — the largest drone that Turkey’s local industry has ever produced — made its debut mission flight. […]