Turkey’s ULAQ Successfully Completed Test-fires Laser Guided Missile System
ULAQ Armed Unmanned Floor Automobile (AUSV), developed by Turkish corporations Meteksan Defence and ARES Shipyard, efficiently accomplished missile firing assessments throughout Turkish Navy’s Sea Wolf 2021 Naval Train. Two CIRIT Laser Guided Missiles fired from ULAQ AUSV and each of them efficiently hit the goal. The ULAQ AUSV firing ceremony, attended by senior officers from Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries, Ministry of Protection, Turkish Naval Forces Command and Coast Guard Command, was began with the speeches of ARES Shipyard CEO Utku AlanÃ§ and Meteksan Defence President SelÃ§uk Alparslan.
ARES Shipyard’s CEO Utku AlanÃ§ expressed that with the completion of the firing assessments, they’re aiming to develop the World’s Finest Unmanned Floor Autos and pioneer the world as Turkish Engineers on this area. He additionally underlined that they’ve focused to convey Turkey in a number one place on the planet, creating traits within the area of USVs, similar to the indigenous UAVs. Meteksan Defence President SelÃ§uk Alparslan acknowledged that as Turkey, whereas pioneering the doctrines rewritten on the planet navy conjuncture, they had been immensely pleased with firing assessments of ULAQ AUSV, which had been carried out inside Sea Wolf 2021, essentially the most complete naval train within the historical past of the Turkish Republic.
The President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ä°smail Demir made a speech to precise his emotions after the profitable firing, which was eagerly awaited by all of the spectators. Prof. Dr. Demir used the next phrases in his statements: “In the present day, it’s apparent that we will need to have a naval drive for the safety of the Blue Homeland and the safety of our rights within the Aegean and Japanese Mediterranean. With a purpose to present these the platforms wanted by our Naval Forces because the indomitable guardians of the Blue Homeland, outfitted with the newest applied sciences, we’ll proceed to work because the Presidency of Defence Industries in shut cooperation with our Ministry of Protection, Basic Workers, Naval Forces Command, our trade and different related establishments. We’ve reached an indigenousness fee of as much as 70 % in our initiatives, and we’ll enhance this much more.”
After the opening speeches, ULAQ AUSV, which was positioned within the south of Antalya Bay with Turkish Navy’s different combatant manned platforms, took motion and was directed from the Cell Coastal Management Station (MCCS) and transferred to the firing space. The Naval Forces Command and Coast Guard Command platforms additionally accompanied the firing. After the goal was detected by sensors on the ULAQ, CIRIT Laser Guided Missiles had been fired and resulted with direct hit on the goal. The times have come the place we started to see related merchandise to the sport changer UAVs, now in land car, floor vessel and submarine varieties. We’re conscious that fight environments with built-in unmanned techniques await us and due to this fact we proceed our work accordingly. We’re supporting the endeavors to be put ahead on this regard and we’ll proceed to assist them”.
ULAQ AUSV, as Turkey’s first armed unmanned floor car; might be operated through cellular automobiles on land and from headquarters command heart or from floating platforms similar to plane carriers and frigates within the execution of missions similar to Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Intelligence, Floor Warfare, Uneven Warfare, Armed Escort and Pressure Safety, Crucial Facility Safety. ULAQ AUSV is provided with 4 CIRIT and two L-UMTAS Missile Methods supplied by Turkey’s missile techniques producer ROKETSAN. ULAQ AUSV may also be configured with several types of payloads similar to prolonged vary surface-to-surface, surface-to-ground, surface-to-air missiles, digital warfare, jamming, and completely different communication and intelligence techniques in addition to missile techniques to fulfill completely different operational wants.
Furthermore ULAQ AUSV, which has the flexibility to function with different AUSVs with equal or completely different construction, and conduct joint operations with UAVs, AUAVs, TUAVs and manned plane; just isn’t solely a remotely managed unmanned car, however a state-of-the-art autonomous vessel with superior capabilities due to its synthetic intelligence options. Following the AUSV model, which is the primary part of the undertaking initiated by ARES Shipyard and Meteksan Defence, unmanned floor automobiles for intelligence and digital warfare, mine searching, anti-submarine warfare, firefighting and humanitarian help/evacuation may also be commenced for manufacturing.
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