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Ulaq progress continues with first live firing test

11th June 2021 - 16:00 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul

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The Ulaq USV pictured during tests on 26-27 May. (Photo: Ares Shipyard)

Turkish USV fires laser-guided missiles at a stationary target.

The Ulaq armed unmanned surface vessel (USV) reached an important milestone recently with two tests on 26-27 May.

The first test was held to validate the systems and rehearse for the initial firing test the following day, when Ulaq successfully engaged a stationary target with two laser-guided Cirit missiles over a distance of 4km.

Cirit is a 70mm missile designed by Roketsan to hit stationary or moving unarmoured or lightly armoured targets. The missile weighs 15km has a maximum range of 8km, according to Shephard Defence Insight.

Ulaq is private development by Turkish companies Meteksan Defense and Ares Shipyard. The

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. …

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