Trawlers capture drone off Turkey’s Black Sea shore
KASTAMONU - Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoFishermen 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)-TUSAŞ.
The UAV has around a 2.5-meter wingspan and was captured by the fishermen’s net in one piece.
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.