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Turkish partners unveil Ulaq ASW variant

28th April 2021 - 16:29 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


Ares Shipyard and Meteksan have completed design and operational concept work on Ulaq ASW. (Photo: Ares/Meteksan)

Production of an unmanned Ulaq ASW vessel is due to begin later in 2021, by when the baseline unmanned surface vessel will be in service with the Turkish Navy.

Turkish defence companies Ares Shipyard and Meteksan unveiled the new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) member of the Ulaq unmanned surface vehicle (USV) family on 23 April, via a video published on Twitter.

Design and operational concept work on Ulaq ASW are complete, and production is scheduled to begin later this year, as the Turkish Navy seeks to enhance its anti-submarine capabilities.

Although officials from both companies did not make any statements about the new vessel, Ares and Meteksan are expected to deliver a detailed presentation during the IDEF ’21 trade show in Istanbul on 25-28 May.

Meteksan developed its Yakamos hull-mounted

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Tayfun Özberk


Tayfun Özberk

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

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