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Turkish armed USV ULAQ fired successful a guided missile


According to a tweet published by DefenceHub on May 28, 2021, the Armed Unmanned Marine Vehicle (SIDA), the prototype platform of the ULAQ series developed in cooperation with Turkish defense industry companies, fired a guided missile and successfully hit its target in the DENİZKURDU-2021 Exercise.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Turkish Armed Unmanned Marine Vehicle SIDA of the ULAQ series (Picture source: Twitter account of Isimsizler)


The Armed Unmanned Marine Vehicle ULAQ has a length of 11 meters and a width of 2,70 meters. In addition, SİDA, which has 6 tons of displacement, carries 2 tons of payload. The Armed Unmanned Marine Vehicle ULAQ is equipped with a 4-pod, 2,75 ″ Laser Guided Missile CİRİT and a Laser-Guided Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System (L-UMTAS) with a double launcher, which are products of the national missile systems manufacturer Roketsan.

The platform in question has an infrastructure suitable for the integration of other weapons such as SUNGUR and STAMP.

The ULAQ series consists of six vehicles. In the series; Armed Unmanned Marine Vehicle (SİDA), Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance Electronic Warfare Vehicle (ISR & EW), Surface Fighting Vehicle (ASuW - G / M), Mine Countermeasure Vehicle (MCMV), Fire Fighting Vehicle (FiFi), and Submarine Defense War. There is an intermediary (ASW).

The Electronic Warfare Vehicle (ISR & EW) capable of Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR & EW) in the ULAQ series is on the agenda, although it is not clear. He also added that in the aforementioned version there will be electronic mixing. The version in question is planned to be released onto water over nationally produced TF-2000 frigates.