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IDEF 2021: Aselsan sets out vision for USV swarm capability

23rd August 2021 - 11:33 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul

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The Albatros-S is one of a number of platforms that could be used under Aselsan's swarming project. (Photo: author)

The platform-agnostic technology has been tested using four Albatros-S USVs and is a joint project between Aselsan and the SSB.

Aselsan has showcased a scale model of its Albatros-S USV swarm concept at IDEF 2021.

Turkey’s top procurement official, Ismail Demir, head of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), announced this project on his Twitter account a week before the exhibition. 'We have completed the first phase of our Herd IDA project, which aims to offer unmanned sea vehicles with swarm capabilities, autonomy and the performance of diverse tasks,' he tweeted on 9 August.

Shephard spoke with Aselsan officials at the exhibition and learned that Albatros-S is a platform-agnostic project that could be compatible with different types of USVs in a

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Tayfun Özberk

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Tayfun Ozberk is a former naval officer who is an expert in surface warfare, particularly …

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