Indigenous Turkish unmanned naval vehicles to be put into use

After unmanned air and land vehicles, unmanned naval vehicles will soon join the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces. This will increase the combat effectiveness and diversity of the army.

Efforts are underway to bring unmanned platforms, whose effectiveness and diversity in the battlefield have increased in recent years, to the security forces. After unmanned air and land vehicles, unmanned naval vehicles will soon join the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces.

The Turkish defense industry is preparing to offer unmanned naval vehicles developed with domestic and national capabilities to security forces.

In this context, the SANCAR Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (SİDA), which will be procured by the Presidency’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and offered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command, is being developed in cooperation with HAVELSAN-Yonca Onuk Shipyard.

SİDA, which will bring important capabilities, will play an active role in critical missions such as base protection, search and rescue, intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, patrol, surface warfare and mine countermeasures.

The Phase-1 “factory acceptance tests” of ADVENT ROTA, the “mission intelligence” of SANCAR that differentiates it from its peers and enables it to perform all these missions unmanned, were successfully completed with the participation of officials from the SSB and the Turkish Naval Forces Command.

SANCAR SİDA will be the first platform on which ADVENT ROTA, the version of the proven ADVENT Combat Management System (CMS), which is used on many of the Turkish Navy’s surface platforms, will be deployed.

SANCAR SİDA can be controlled from a control station with the ADVENT C4ISR mission system that complies with NATO Interoperability Standards. Thanks to this capability, the vehicle will also have the ability to interoperate with other naval platforms deployed with ADVENT SYS.

The ADVENT KALYON Mission System, which will be installed on the control station, has successfully completed the Phase-1 “factory acceptance tests” jointly with ROTA.

Ece Nagihan

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