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Turkish MARLIN USV operates alongside manned units for the first time

31st May 2024 - 17:20 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


The MARLIN USV, of which a prototype model was displayed at DIMDEX 2024, measures 15m in length and weighs 21 tons. (Photo: Tayfun Özberk)

The Turkish Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed that the MARLIN unmanned surface vessel (USV) operated alongside other warships during the DENIZKURDU-II exercise.

The Turkish MoD has announced that the MARLIN unmanned surface vessel (USV), equipped with electronic warfare equipment, conducted operations with other warships for the first time.

Making the announcement on social media last week, the MoD stated that MARLIN participated in the large-scale DENIZKURDU-II exercise, held between May 9–17, 2024, in the South Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas.

On May 11, MARLIN took part in the naval parade during the Distinguished Observer Day phase of the exercise. It further contributed to the Defined Maritime Picture by conducting Electronic Warfare and Reconnaissance-Surveillance activities during the Operation in a Multi-Threat Environment phase,

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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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