Trawlers capture drone off Turkey’s Black Sea shore

AA PhotoFishermen trawling off the Black Seaprovince of Sinop have captured an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) produced by a local firm.

The fishermen, who captured the UAV around six nautical miles off the coast of the Türkeli district, handed the drone to the İnebolu Coast Guard Command after a short examination at the port with their colleagues.

The UAV, called a “Turna” (crane), is produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)-TUSAŞ.

The UAV has around a 2.5-meter wingspan and was captured by the fishermen’s net in one piece.

The TURNA Target Drone Systems program was initiated in 1995 by the TAI-TUSAŞ and entered the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces in 2001. They are actively used in the training of air-defense units.

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