Turkish drones ready for flight to monitor borders

18:11, June 29, 2010      

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Turkey manufactured unmanned drones and they are ready for flight to monitor borders, semi-official Anatolia News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The Unmanned Air Vehicle was developed for the Turkish Armed Forces by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

The mid-altitude drone can fly to 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) and can remain in the air for 24 hours, and will be monitoring Turkey's borders.

TAI President and CEO Muharrem Dortkasli said the designing, detail production and mounting of the drone, which is to be named MALE, was completed.

He added that the drone would be flown out of the hanger it was produced within the next few days.

"As of next year it will be in service of the Turkish Armed Forces, then we will have a product that can be sold to many allied and friendly countries around the world," he said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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