After the threat of drifting sea mines in the Black Sea emerged amid the war between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish Navy took several measures to ensure the safety of shipping, including the deployment of mine countermeasure vessels, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters.

To enhance its mission, the Turkish Navy has also equipped a pair of Anka UAVs with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems to detect floating sea mines.

Shephard learned that the Turkish Navy has installed the MILSAR
system from Meteksan with ground moving target indicator (GMTI) functionality on one Anka UAV and the SARPER
system from Aselsan