Mass production of Türkiye’s first armored unmanned floor vessel (AUSV), the principle marine craft internal the scope of the ULAQ project, has began, in step with a company official Thursday.

The study grasp been initiated for the production of 50 units per year upon requests by obvious worldwide locations, Ares Shipyard Unmanned Programs Mission Supervisor Onur Yıldırım suggested Demirören News Company (DHA).

The marine craft used to be developed by Ares Shipyard in cooperation with Ankara-essentially essentially based Meteksan Protection Commerce Inc.

Yıldırım acknowledged that the ULAQ project is a collaboration between Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Protection, one of the leading companies within the Turkish protection industry, with their be pleased capital.

The project began with study and sort (R&D) and develop study within the second half of of 2018, Yıldırım acknowledged, outdated to sea and self-discipline testing began in 2020.

It hit a target with pinpoint accuracy in its first firing performed as allotment of the Sea Wolf (Denizkurdu) 2021 militia sigh, which used to be launched by the Turkish Naval Forces concurrently within the Jap Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea.

The AUSV fired Cirit missiles, produced by one more Turkish protection giant, Roketsan, at some stage within the sigh.

The craft feeble to endure a pod with four laser-guided Crist missiles and two laser-guided long-vary anti-tank missile launchers, Yıldırım considerable, explaining that this weapon machine used to be dismantled and the Koralp 12.7 mm stabilized weapon machine used to be integrated into the platform in a while.

Yıldırım explained that fieldwork with right firing tests used to be efficiently completed in January.

The AUSV has a cruising vary of 400 kilometers (249 miles), a scuttle of 65 kph (40.3 mph), day and evening vision capabilities and a national encrypted communications infrastructure, making it “more than compatible a remotely controllable boat, it is far an independent automobile,” in step with Yıldırım.

The AUSV additionally has three diversified modes of operation, he acknowledged, far off controlling, operating over satellite tv for pc and independent operation.

“It might maybe perhaps well maybe well construct independent missions and operations at sea internal the framework of the rules of maritime battle prevention regulations by examining internal its be pleased algorithm and instrument, fully independent of the operator. In doing so, all programs, excluding weapon engagement, are activated autonomously and enable the boat to cruise safely,” he explained.

Highlighting that ULAQ is a product family and there’ll be diversified configurations of the contemporary prototype, Yıldırım acknowledged, “The boat we produced as a prototype is a ship that has performed the projects of floor warfare and port protection.”

“We continue to manufacture different boats in accordance with the requires of the authorities. Currently, the constructing of a ship with suitable aspects to our prototype boat has begun. Subsequently, we continue to work with estimable and allied worldwide locations abroad with diversified platforms the place we integrate priceless hundreds in accordance with their wants. Upon requests from some worldwide locations, a potential to manufacture 50 units per year has been created,” he acknowledged.

Checklist the suitable aspects of the original ULAQ, Yıldırım acknowledged the original boat is higher in dimension than the contemporary prototype and “this every affects the maritime and its efficiency positively, and due to the the lengthen in displacement, the amount of priceless load that might maybe well maybe well even be integrated on it is far increased.”

“Truly, this means that it has the potential to construct many plenty of projects on the identical time by deploying more than one weapon load with diversified traits on a platform.”

“Unmanned naval platforms grasp the skill to construct every kind of projects in floor, air protection and submarine protection wars, supplied that they are equipped with acceptable payloads as an uneven risk or as digital warfare,” Yıldırım went on to sigh, adding that the success of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in home and global operations helped inspire them to manufacture the AUSVs.


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