Turkish aerospace company TAI working on supersonic UAV
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has a 380-kph capacity unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the works, according to its CEO.
TAI, which introduced the new Aksungur 180-kph UAV at last week's International Defense Industry Expo (IDEF'19) in Istanbul, is working on a supersonic UAV called Göksungur, Temel Kotil told Anadolu Agency.
Kotil said: "TAI created the twin-engine-powered Aksungur in just 18 months."
TAI manufactured two Aksungurs for test flights and will deliver them this year to the Turkish Armed Forces, he added.
After completion of the Aksungur this year, TAI will start work on the Goksungur, he said.
In Turkish, Aksungur means gyrfalcon, and Goksungur means peregrine falcon, the world's fastest bird.