Daily Sabah – Turkey’s first armored unmanned surface vehicle (AUSV), developed by Ares Shipyard in cooperation with the Ankara-based Meteksan Defense Industry Inc., was unveiled Wednesday during a press conference held in the Turkish capital.
The prototype of the AUSV, the first product of the ULAQ series, is set to be completed by December.
The AUSV will have a cruising range of 400 kilometers (249 miles), a speed of 65 kilometers per hour, day and night vision capabilities and a national encrypted communication infrastructure.
The vehicle can be equipped with different types of payloads, such as electronic warfare, jamming and different communication and intelligence systems, as well as missile systems to meet the various operational needs of Turkish security forces.
Besides its ability to operate alongside other AUSVs with identical or different designs, the marine vehicle was designed to perform joint operations with other unmanned and manned aircraft.
The remote-controlled unmanned marine vehicle will be equipped with superior and state-of-the-art capabilities with artificial intelligence and autonomous features.
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