Karayel (English : “Southwind”) UAV System is an unmanned air vehicle system designed and manufactured by Vestel for the purpose of aerial observation. Karayel has the ability to perform the task entirely on its own without an assistance on an onboard pilot. Critical components of the system, the aircraft and avionics, are completely developed by VESTEL.
Karayel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System, a reconnaissance and surveillance system, was developed in 2007 and began test flights in 2009. Remote sensing systems on board are able to detect a target and mark for laser-guided munitions. All phases of the flight, take-off, landing and flight profile are performed autonomously. Critical compnents such as autonomous systems and airframe are designed and manufactured by Vestel. Karayel System has been developed as a reliable system in terms of flight safety and aviation regulations will be released in the coming years are compatible. Payload bay is configurable for the military and civilian applications.
Karayel System is on development with extended features for the Land Forces Command. In 2013, 6 aircrafts will be delivered.
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