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TG AAROK (ASA 1204)


Unmanned Aerial Recon-Attack Drone


France | 2025



"The TG AAROK is an in-development French industry MALE UAV set to compete with the world-leading Predator drone series."



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The Turgis & Gaillard AAROK is a new, in-development Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) attack UAV being undertaken by French aero-industry to provide an economical alternative to competing global types like the American General Atomics Predator series and larger, expensive Airbus and Dassault drone solutions. The 5.5-ton aircraft is set to feature a mission endurance window of 24 hours while capable of cruising at speeds of 250 knots. An automatic take-off and landing feature, as well as all-weather performance, will be in-built, making the product a true "single-solution" drone for prospective global buyers.

The AAROK looks very much the part of a turbo-prop powered twin-seat military trainer sans the tandem-seat cockpit. The engine is located at the nose in traditional fashion (driving a five-bladed propeller unit) with the straight monoplane wings set low amidships along the sides of the slab-sided fuselage. The fuselage tapers towards the empennage to which a conventional single-rudder / twin-plane arrangement is seen. For ground-running, the aircraft is granted use of a wholly retractable wheeled tricycle undercarriage. The optics blister pack is set at the base of the tail along the ventral fuselage line.

Beyond the optics set is a radar fit also found along the ventral line. This is a multimode unit with Ground Surveillance and Mapping capabilities allowing for true unfettered surveillance. The drone will have both Line-of-Sight and Beyond-Line-of-Sight functionality as well as encrypted battlefield communications / data transmission. Under each wing is a nacelle housing SIGnals INTelligence (SIGINT) equipment including sensors.

All told, the aircraft is being optimized for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role through optronic and electromagnetic sensors and applicable data-collecting equipment and cameras. For armed sorties, the aircraft is set to carry its war load across four underwing hardpoints, two mountings under each mainplane. Its inherent power will allow this singular platform to undertake the gamut of attack missions including interdiction, laser designation, Close-Air Support (CAS) in conjunction with allied ground forces, and Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD). Beyond its ground-attack focus, the aircraft is set to operate with equal lethality and performance in the overwater / maritime environment while carrying anti-ship / anti-submarine munitions, ordnance, and mission equipment (up to 500 kilograms of air-dropped / air-launched stores - up to sixteen air-to-surface missiles such as the Hellfire anti-armor type).

The drone is set to be powered through a 1,200 horsepower turboprop installation providing for excellent performance and fuel consumption balance over range.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the TG AAROK Unmanned Aerial Recon-Attack Drone.
1 x Turboprop engine developing 1,200 horsepower to five-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Propulsion
292 mph
470 kph | 254 kts
Max Speed
289 mph
465 kph | 251 kts
Cruise Speed
15,010 ft
4,575 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
4,660 miles
7,500 km | 4,050 nm
Operational Range
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Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the TG AAROK Unmanned Aerial Recon-Attack Drone.
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Crew
11,023 lb
(5,000 kg)
Empty Weight
12,125 lb
(5,500 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
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SPEED
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the TG AAROK (ASA 1204) Unmanned Aerial Recon-Attack Drone provided across 4 hardpoints.
Up to 500kg of air-launched / air-dropped ordnance / munitions encompassing Precision-Guided Bombs and air-to-surface missiles across two or four external underwing hardpoints.


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Variants
Notable series variants as part of the TG AAROK (ASA 1204) family line.
AAROK - Base Series Name.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the TG AAROK (ASA 1204). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): Turgis and Gaillard (TG) - France
National flag of France

[ France (possible) ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (292mph).

Graph Average of 225 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
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Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
MACH Regime (Sonic)
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ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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Image of the TG AAROK (ASA 1204)
Image from official Turgis and Gaillard marketing materials.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
GROUND ATTACK
CLOSE-AIR SUPPORT
AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING
ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
ELECTRONIC WARFARE
SEARCH & RESCUE
RECONNAISSANCE
X-PLANE
UNMANNED
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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