Ares and defense technologies company Meteksan Savunma recently launched a surface warfare version of the ULAQ
Turkish shipyard Ares and its defense sector have recently said that it has designed and developed a brand new unmanned anti-submarine warfare vessel. The defense sector will be planning to mass-produce the anti-submarine drones. It also stated that the most ambitious ULAQ DSH/ASW project was successfully passed laser-guided firing tests. It will be entering into the service with Turkey's military before seeking export contracts.
This new vessel will also be exported to Oman, Qatar, and African and South American countries as they are Turkey's potential customers. Ares and defense technologies company Meteksan Savunma which recently launched a surface warfare version of the ULAQ, which was Turkey's first armed unmanned surface vessel, will also be helping Turkey in making these drones.
These new anti-submarine drones systems are said to have a 400-kilometer range and can travel up to 65 kph. The companies said the surface warfare variant would also have special day and night vision capabilities. It is encrypted with communication infrastructure and can be easily operated from mobile vehicles from sea platforms such as aircraft carriers, decks, or other frigates.