Turkish Company Hopes To Build New Anka Engine, Win Exports

Tusas Turkish Engine Industries wants to build the future engine to power the Anka UAV.

Turkish national engine specialist Tusas Turkish Engine Industries (TEI), which agreed to produce prototype engines for the country’s first indigenous UAV, has entered a partnership with GE Aviation and now anticipates export sales.

TEI has created a task force among its more than 200 design engineers to build a new engine for the Anka, Turkey’s indigenously developed drone, and some TEI engineers are working with GE Aviation’s engine designers in Turkey.

The program became more important when the expected engine provider became bankrupt and was bought by a company that would not provide the engines.

TEI officials said foreign sales could be possible within two years after the engine passes performance tests with the Anka.

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