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Turkish Aerospace Industries plans to release supersonic UAV

After introducing the Aksungur 180-kph UAV at IDEF 2019 in Istanbul, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) CEO Temel Kotil confirmed that his company has plans to release a supersonic UAV.

Turkish Aerospace Industries plans to release supersonic UAV Aksungur UAV showcased during IDEF 2019  (Picture source: Army Recognition)

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

The supersonic UAV in the works now is called Goksungur and can reach a speed of 380 kph. TAI produces UAVs, communication satellite, planes, helicopters and components, and also works on modernizing projects.

In Turkish, Aksungur means gyrfalcon, and Goksungur means peregrine falcon, the world's fastest bird.