Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced the purchase of 12 ANKA armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UCAVs) developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).
According to the Associated Press, the UCAVs are worth $300 million. It was stated that the ANKAs, which are used in missions such as reconnaissance, surveillance and attack, were preferred to improve the capabilities of the Indonesian army.
With the $300 million deal, Indonesia also received training and logistics support for the UCAVs, as well as a 2-year or 600-hour warranty.
With the procurement of 12 ANKA, Indonesia will strengthen its air, naval and land forces.
According to the February 3 agreement, Türkiye is committed to delivering the ANKAs before November 2025.
ANKA, Türkiye's UCAV
With this purchase, Indonesia has joined the list of ANKA users, which also includes Tunisia and Kazakhstan.
The Tunisian Air Force had procured three ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and three Ground Control Stations (GCS) for 80 million dollars. The second order for ANKA from abroad came from Kazakhstan, again for 3 units.
Following Tunisia and Kazakhstan, Algeria and Chad were the other countries that ordered ANKA.
An agreement was reached to export 3 ANKA systems to Malaysia for approximately 100 million dollars.