TAI will produce deliver drone for the Turkish armed forces

The Turkish Defense Industry Bureau (SSB) announced on Monday that a joint development project with the defense giant Turkish Aerospace Industry Company (TAI) will manufacture a deliver drone for the armed forces of the country.

Ismail Demir, head of the SSB, told Anadolu News Agency that the cooperation with TAI to develop delievr drone is part of the Department of Defense’s many efforts to improve the defense forces’ combat capabilities and find solutions to new security threats.

Demir said deliver drone is capable of loading 50 kg (110 lb) of cargo, including weapons, ammunition, and medical equipment, under severe weather conditions.

The flight time of this aircraft is 1 hour, and it is planned to be used by security forces performing military operations in the mountains. Drones will be used to deliver small equipment that is badly needed in operations, such as weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies.

Demir said: "Our goal is to mass produce in 2021." He also pointed out that TAI and SSB are working to increase the load capacity of the drone to 150 kg (330 lbs)

FD180P VTOL deliver drone

FD180P The UAV platform is a large-scale oil-powered long-haul composite wing vertical take-off and landing drone independently developed by our company. The overall layout of the composite wing with fixed wing and four-rotor is used to solve the fixed-wing UAV vertical in a simple and reliable way. The problem of take-off and landing, combined with the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV's longitude, high speed, long distance and the vertical take-off and landing of the rotorless drone, the vertical take-off and landing mode greatly enhances the environmental adaptability of the UAV platform. The UAV platform can smoothly operate in complex terrain and densely populated areas such as mountains, hills and jungles, greatly expanding the scope of application of drones, and is an ideal choice for industrial-grade drones.

The FD180P UAV platform is equipped with industrial-grade vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing flight control and strapdown inertial navigation system, as well as professional aerial aerial survey and inspection ground station software. It can ensure that the drone can fly autonomously and complete the autonomous takeoff without operator intervention. In the flight phase of flight state transition, autonomous cruise, and autonomous landing, it also supports automatic route planning for more than 1000 waypoints and emergency standby plan for 100 waypoints.

The drone platform has the following features and advantages:

a) Practical and efficient: it has the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV's long flight time, fast speed, long distance and large load;

b) Vertical take-off and landing: with the take-off and landing mode of the rotorless drone, greatly reducing the requirements for landing and landing and airspace;

c) low cost of use: no complicated and bulky launching and recycling equipment, no additional recycling sensors required;

d) Simple operation: integrated special flight control and navigation system, full autonomous flight, operators only need to send flight plans, no professional training and operational experience;




Body length




Maximum takeoff weight


Maximum payload




Flight radius


(depending on the amount of oil loaded)

Maximum control distance

Remote control (manual control): 1km

Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard

Maximum speed


Cruising speed


Maximum oil load


Lift limit


Maximum wind resistance

12m/s(6 level winds)

Use environment

-10+45; anti-light rain

Vertical takeoff and landing

32*8000mAh-6S Li battery

Takeoff and landing mode

Vertical takeoff and landing