lunes, 18 de noviembre de 2013

Turkey: Trawls capture a Turna

Fishermen trawling off the Black Sea province 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). 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.