31.12.2019

Indonesia unveils prototype of indigenously developed strike-capable UAV

Indonesia unveils prototype of indigenously developed strike-capable UAV – link

Source: Jane’s

PTDI's Elang Hitam (Black Eagle) strike-capable UAV is the product of an Indonesian consortium that includes PT Len, the TNI-AU, and the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space. Source: PTDI

Article Headlines

  • Developed by PT Dirgantra Indonesia the Elang Hitam (Black Eagle) prototype was unveiled
  • The strike capable UAV is 8.65 m long, 2.6 m high, with a wingspan of 16 m

Overview & Comments

  • Indonesia has just recently reported that it obtains the Chinese CH-4 in its fleet which the Elang highly resembles
  • In 2018 PT Dirgantra announced that it will collaborate with Turkey’s TAI to develop a new UAV
  • TAI of-course pitched the Anka UAS to the country as well
  • Indonesia now joins a quickly growing group of countries indigenously developing MALE systems – US, Israel, China, France, Italy, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, India, Taiwan and more

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