World Bulletin/News Desk
Vestel Savunma Sanayi, the Turkish company manufacturing defense products, intends to begin manufacturing the first domestic unmanned reconnaissance plane "Karayel," Turkish press reported on Wednesday.
According to the report, it is planned that the "Karayel" plane will replace Israeli "Heron" drones in the Turkish army. The Turkish army will receive six "Karayel" planes from the first batch of these aircrafts already within this year.
Vestel Savunma Sanayi intends to manufacture about 50-60 "Karayel" aircrafts. These UAVs will be able to carry about 70 kilograms of payload. The aircraft's endurance is about 20 hours and operational altitude - 22,500 feet.
In recent years, the Turkish military industry has focused on the development and manufacture of its own products.Last Mod: 08 Mayıs 2013, 09:50