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IDEF 2021: Ulaq evolves and accelerates

18th August 2021 - 14:00 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


Scale model of the Ulaq USV on display at IDEF 2021. (Photo: Ares Shipyard)

Ares Shipyard CEO says that the first Ulaq USV should be delivered by the end of 2021, and a foreign customer is interested in the anti-submarine warfare variant.

Ares Shipyard exhibited models of its unmanned vessel solutions on 17 August during the first day of the IDEF 2021 exhibition in Istanbul, with the Ulaq armed USV to the fore.

Speaking to Shephard, Ares CEO Ozgun Utku Alanc emphasised that the model prototype Ulaq on display at IDEF represents one element of an eponymous family of USVs.

‘In the Denizkurdu-2021 exercise this year, we completed missile firing tests on the Ulaq prototype and certified it suitable for mass production,’ he said. ‘Following the completion of the firing trials, we dismantled the launcher and fitted the drone with an RWS …

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