Indonesia’s defense ministry has confirmed the acquisition of a dozen ANKA reconnaissance drones produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for $300 million.
According to the statement, the deal was finalized in February. The contract stipulates that the drones be delivered to Turkey within 32 months of the signing. It also includes provision of training and flight simulators to Indonesia.
The TAI Anka has several variants although it is believed that the Anka-S variant would be the one being procured by Jakarta, being the serial production variant and being offered for export markets.
Anka is armed with air-to-ground munitions including the ROKETSAN Cirit guided rocket, L-UMTAS air-to-ground missile, and the MAM smart micro munition. It can be used for surveillance and can be equipped with radars and cameras.