The first Turkish unmanned naval vessel

First entry: Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 17:42

Equipped with cameras and a rocket launch system, with a low radar tracking rate and satisfactory autonomy according to the manufacturers, the first unmanned naval vessel was presented in Turkey. The so-called SIDA has the dimensions of a large inflatable and will be launched within the next few weeks and sea trials will begin next month. According to the Turkish GEETHA staff and manufacturers, it will be used for shipments in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey is at a very satisfactory level, quantitatively and qualitatively in the construction of unmanned aerial vehicles, of two types. These aircraft have shown their capabilities both in operations in Libya and Syria and most recently in Nagorno-Karabakh, where they played a catalytic role in achieving Azerbaijan’s military victory over the Armenians. The technology used by Turkey has been provided by Canada and the United Kingdom.

This is the first time that the Turkish war industry has built an unmanned naval vessel.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 18:19

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