The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has awarded Turkish Aerospace Industries a contract for 12 Anka drone units for Indonesia’s air force, army and navy forces.
The medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle can reach altitudes of up to 29,000 feet and offers up to 30 hours of flight time.
The delivery of the reconnaissance drones, expected before November 2025, will help Indonesia fill air defense gaps, C4ISRNET reported. The contract terms also include a flight simulator, a hangar infrastructure and other related equipment, as well as training and logistics support.
The contract award is the latest in a series of orders designed to beef up the archipelagic state’s readiness.
In January, Indonesia announced ordering 12 Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets worth $805 million from Czech company Excalibur International. The jets were previously used by the Qatar Emiri Air Force, causing Indonesian lawmakers to criticize the deal. The defense ministry defended that transaction, saying the air force needs additional jets that can be delivered immediately to maintain its combat readiness. The ministry expects to receive all Mirage units within two years.