Following the successful introduction of the Tunisian International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition which was held on 04 – 08 March 2020 at the Aéroport International de Djerba Zarzis, Mellita, Tunisia, the Tunisian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with the Turkish aerospace company TAI, for the supply of the ANKA-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Last year, a tender for the supply of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV was announced by the Tunisian Ministry of Defense, which was subsequently won by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).
Tunisia signed the contract for the delivery of ANKA-S in January during a surprise visit by Turkish President Recep Erdogan to Tunisia.
The deal includes three systems, with each system comprising of two UAVs and one control center. All of which costs a total of $80 million dollars. Also, the drone deal will see a technology transfer between TAI and Tunisia for the local assembly of the ANKA S with the possibility of exporting it to other African countries
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