Indonesia buys 12 ANKA drones worth $300 Mn from Turkey

The Government of Indonesia has confirmed that it has bought 12 ANKA drones worth $300 million from Turkish Aerospace Industries as part of efforts to strengthen Jakarta’s defense system.

The purchase basically aims to increase the variety, quantity and quality of Indonesia’s military defense equipment with the contract signed on February 3, 2023 with Turkish Aerospace.

The 12 units of ANKA drones are expected to be delivered before November 2025.

This contract came a month after Indonesia sealed another deal worth $805 million to buy a dozen advanced Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets that were used by the Qatari air force.

These jets, manufactured by France based defense manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

Noteworthy, the country’s existing aircraft have aged out and thus it needs combat aircraft that could be delivered quickly to cover its air force’s declining combat readiness.

About ANKA drones

The TAI ANKA is a family of unmanned aerial vehicles / drones developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries primarily for the Turkish Air Force.

Envisioned in the early 2000s for aerial surveillance and reconnaissance missions, ANKA has evolved into a modular platform with synthetic aperture radar, precise weapons and satellite communication.

Technical Data

Wing Span: 17.5 m
Length: 8.6 m
Height: 3.25 m
Endurance: +30 Hours
Service ceiling: 30.000 ft (MSL)
Datalink range: +250 km
Payload Capacity: 350+ kg (full endurance)