Rockwell Collins providing INS/GPS for Anka UAV

  • 17-May-2011 04:39 EDT

TAI’s Anka UAV features a 17-m wingspan, 1600 kg take-off weight, and 24-h endurance capability.

Rockwell Collins’ Athena inertial navigation system and global positioning system (INS/GPS) has been selected to provide guidance and navigation for the Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV, developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI). Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will provide TAI with its Athena 511 integrated INS/GPS and air data sensor suite system. The Athena 511 is a high precision, miniaturized solution, weighing 6 lb and specifically designed for high-performance UAV applications. Unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show in July 2010, the Anka was developed for day and night real-time image intelligence for surveillance, reconnaissance, fixed/moving target detection, identification, and tracking missions. The MALE UAV can reach 30,000 ft with endurance of 24 h.

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