Tunisia to purchase six drones from Turkey’s TAI

Turkish manufacturer Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has won a contract from Tunisia to supply six Anka-S drones, the Defense News website said.

The deal, which also includes three ground control stations and an unspecified level of technology transfer, follows more than a year of waiting on the Tunisian government by TAI, it said.

The contract for TAI’s first drone developed for the Turkish military, Anka-S, is worth $240 million, Defense News said citing industry sources.

The company is also in talks with Tunis for the sale of armed Anka drones, another variant of the aircraft, it said.

Tunisia signed a deal with leading Turkish defence contractor BMC in January to purchase armoured vehicles.