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Turkey’s 1st Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle Started Sea Trials (Video)

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Turkey’s 1st Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle Started Sea Trials (Video)

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On February 12, Turkey’s first unmanned combat surface vessel, the ULAQ, was launched for sea trials. The vessel was developed by Ares Shipyard in cooperation with the Ankara-based Meteksan Defense Industry Inc.

“Since the first day of the introduction of ULAQ, we have received significant attention from both our country and from friendly and allied countries,” Ares Shipyard General Manager Utku Alanc and Meteksan Defense General Manager Selcuk Alparslan said in a joint statement.

According to earlier reports, the ULAQ will have a cruising range of 400 kilometers (249 miles), a speed of 65 kilometers per hour, day and night vision capabilities and a national encrypted communication infrastructure.

The Turkish leadership also vowed to use unmanned marine vehicles of this kind to promote its policies in the maritime area surrounding Turkey, dubbed the “Blue Homeland,” including the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Voldemort

They seem to be convinced on unmanned systems for future warfare

occupybacon

Bad mistakecomment image

HiaNd

starting production of combat robots now, is not at all premature

Voldemort

No doubt they have made huge progress considering the small time being involved in the field. But unless you have adequate IT technologies to secure the communications, might as well produce it for an enemy. Perhaps that’s why they are trying to make their own satellites. My guess is next will be SAM systems reaching adversary satellites.

HiaNd

Mobile SAM ?!
I don’t think so.
Such SAM only Russia has at the moment (S-500) and they are limited on lower orbit satellites.
Turkey is not even in club of the countries that have shot down satellite from the ground.
India is …and they still don’t build long range mobile SAM .

Voldemort

i said turkey has that technology?

HiaNd

you didn’t … but I have explicitly underlined that something of that kind is way, way out of their reach.

Voldemort

don’t see a reason why they will not attempt. after all they did get positive results from drone development.

HiaNd

“drone development”
LOL :) they only use foreign parts and put them together…I think that even design is not theirs but sold to them by IsrHell

Voldemort

Design is from Heron and parts are from various companies of NATO countries that they are gradually replacing. Quiet a smart move instead of creating from scratch, if you ask me.

HiaNd

“creating from scratch” takes know how and experience which Turkey doesn’t have.
They simply doesn’t know how to do it !
So they use everything imported from design to the parts.
No need to glorify that.
But everybody has started there in modest beginnings eventually they will learn to build “from scratch”

Voldemort

Yes they don’t have the know how, hence they are copy pasting. Glorify?:)))) I doubt any victim of those drones ever wondered if Turks built it from scratch or copy pasted from pre-existing technology.
If you have a subconscious need to diminish their achievements, go for it, no facts are going to change because of our feeling about them. They have drones-fact, they produce them themselves-fact, they are quiet effective and cheap-fact, they are working on new versions accross different platforms – fact.

HiaNd

“I doubt any victim of those drones ever wondered if Turks built it from scratch or copy pasted ”
Or bought it from some other country…?
This is about LEVEL of knowledge – know how that you do not recognize!
I do not “diminish” anything !
I just try to put things in right proportion !
assembling things is the lowest level of production !

Voldemort

yeah, or bought from another country. dead man doesn’t care, cuz it can’t care.
Maybe they should have learn the state of art drone Pegaz 011:))))

HiaNd

You always twist things to make them stick to your silly logic and theories ….I don’t like your comments in general .
I will never again talk to you …good bye!

Voldemort

awww, why did you get upset? we were just starting the conversation

HiaNd

blocked

Voldemort

im so sad

Voldemort

And you are a real account with a real name HiaNd?:))) Whats your name anyways:)))) Jedko Govnic

farbat

turkey doesnt has any technology and they seek to use even in their space program the pakistani shaheen 3 ballistic missile to reach low earth orbit

Voldemort

Like US used to use Soyuz?

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Robots must be programmed to go after the leaders, not ordinary people.

SnowCatzor

Turkish militarist blowhards always hide behind the ‘we’re part of NATO’ line, forgetting that most countries in NATO hate them and would never realistically fight for them; especially Greece, Germany or France. Meanwhile the US will continue to sanction them under the Biden regime, so no love there either.

John Tosh

This is why Turkey will trigger world war!

Hadi Heidary

i doubt they need or want anyone in the NATO to fight for them, fact is IF such an invasion happens massive amount of equipment/weapons from all NATO countries will start rolling into turkey , aside from the turkey relation with other nato members there is a mutual benefit here Turkey will get his support and weapons and nato members like US and european members get their proxy war between turkey and iran probably.

Mustafa Mehmet

sooooo

Lazy Gamer

That didnt take long from Idlib and Karabakh. And it is nearing March. lol Seems Turkey wants to press their advantage on drone warfare.

praiseKekGod

If you ask me, Turkey has most of the chances to win any intervention on their neighbours as it did in Syria and Lybia. Still in the long run they will be unable to retain any gains because of three reasons:
1-Their economic growth it’s based on debt (althought well spend, debt is debt)
2-They only made allies within fanatics and terrorists
3-They were only able to win on weak countries like Armenia, post-war Syria and post-war Lybia

HiaNd

They didn’t “win” against Armenia, or Syria. N. Karabakh was not defended by Armenian army and Turk participation was with military advisers and some special ops only.
Syria was agreement to create that temporary tampon (protection) zone.
Realistically speaking they can win against stronger adversary. The question is always what would be the price of such victory.

farbat

the turks believe that they are the “great” ottomans and that they can simply do as they please they are the most delusional bunch but they will learn the lesson after they got hit a few times badly but i doubt that they will even dare to go so far

HiaNd

“i doubt that they will even dare to go so far”
I don’t.
Notion of power is the most powerful drug there is. Power of the ancient times and the Glory that was accompanied with….
Turks were down for century or so…and now they are on their way back again in these turbulent times of changes…. dangerous mix to which only few can resist..

The Objective

They are not strong enough to take some Iraqi territory? What a dreamer. You seems to have forgotten how they killed 2000+ battle hardened Syrian Arab Army soldiers and their Shiite allies in less than a week, using mostly drones. Before Russia’s intervention, your PMU were having their assess handed to them by Syrian rebels.

Turkey doesn’t want a war with Iraq. The U.S will take care of Iraq.

farbat

hahaha sure the usa will take care of itself by running and sanctioning your ass you fools XD

farbat

your nice buddies will become your end XD

Peter Jennings

‘Using mostly drones’. Turkish forces have to be on the ground at some point which equates to lots of Turkish deaths in Iraq.

Turkish admin has a big lesson looming.

John Tosh

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HiaNd

Turkey will try to expand no doubt about it.
Armenia – not possible
Cyprus – not possible
Greece – not possible
Syria – not possible
Iraqi Kurds – possible
If successful in Iraq they might get over ambitious
Turkey and Iran have the same ambitions over the same region.
One on Shia other on Sunni side….

HiaNd

“possible” in the sense that they can try at least… since no major power has directly opposed Turk “interventions” there.
I didn’t say they can or can not succeed….

HiaNd

If Iran is attacked by anybody that is the 1st thing that they will do and with no hesitation.
If not than they just might sit and wait for opportunity to arise.

HiaNd

That is “current reality”.
They have big ambitions that must be channeled somewhere.
They have motive, plan, capabilities, they only wait for opportunity to arise.
(Not so many “ifs” after all)
Saudi’s are in decline… and Turk’s can’t wait for opportunity to squeeze them out completely. Being opportunists they’ll use anything to start the process.
They are rapacious by nature…Iraq is wounded… it reads as opportunity in their mind.

HiaNd

Proverb is saying “Never say never”….
I would not be so sure at all that Iran can’t be attacked….
Specially if US and IsraHell are convinced that Iran has nuke.
In that case usual bunch; IsraHell, US, UK might cook up some plan of sneak ( tactical nuke) attack on Iran because they have positive Intel on “Iranian weapons of mass destruction”.
and I don’t have impression that they are bluffing when they say that nukes in Iranian hands are not acceptable…

HiaNd

” not able to directly start a war with Iran without risking a revolution”
aaand who is talking about war?!?!
I was talking only about bombing of Iran (tactical nukes ?)..
There will be no “revolution” in U.S. over the bombing of Iran….no way!
You are way too optimistic….bunch of “antifa” leftists anarchists shouting “Death to America” represents nothing. Surely not America’n people .

If they are sure that Jew “Iron Dome” and their “Patriot Pac3” can defend sufficiently their bases in Middle East and their beloved IsraHell…in that case they just might go for it….and if that makes conflicts all over Middle East even bigger I don’t think they would care at all.
So don’t be so sure that attack on Iran is off the table.

HiaNd

I also think that their air defenses (Iron Dome, Patriots etc.) is the weakest spot of their plan. But they might think differently and feel over confident…

“several tactical nukes on Israel.”
OK how, by whom?

HiaNd

what I think is not important…They also know that possibility exists (Iran having nukes already) and they have been working for long years to locate right targets for possible attack…
Deep penetration bombs, MOAB’s are nothing less powerful or destructive than tactical nukes.
and on the paper are conventional weapons… just like bombing nuke reactor is “conventional weapons” attack…comment image

HiaNd

Trump felt betrayed and abandoned by the ungrateful Jew establishment.
So hi didn’t give it “GO” (for planned attack on Iran )
That plan was ready and waiting on the table for his green light and he was on his way out of the office having nothing to lose….Yet still he didn’t do it, as revenge, just to piss them off.
I have no proves for all I have said, of course, but that is my lucky guess…

The Objective

Iran is already under attack. The war in Syria is a war on your resistance front. As soon as Hezbollah is cut off from Iran, civil war will erupt in Lebanon. Western trained terrorists will flow from Syria into Lebanon.

farbat

hahahaha sure you are clueless you dont seem to see cancel culture america which will level turkey with sanctions your nice buddies XD

The Objective

Troops withdrew after the objective was met. Caves destroyed. Dozens of PKK fighters killed. bodies of 13 Turkish civilians evacuated.

farbat

“turkish civilians” right

HiaNd

They can’t split it for several reasons.
1) what is permitted to NATO Turks, is not permitted to Iran
2) it is integral part of Iraq
3) if IsraHell couldn’t annex Golan by now, that means, nobody else can annex anything either

HiaNd

Crimea shouldn’t, can’t be compared with Golan
Golan is not even recognized by US….so what 1/4 of world?!?
Can you name few important countries in that “1/4 of world” ?

The Objective

Bombs! Airstrikes! Drone strikes! Missiles!
Waves and waves of them.

farbat

meaning turkish infrastructure gets leveled by missiles

farbat

waves of missiles on turkish reactor side

farbat

waves of drones and missiles on turkish military sides

farbat

waves of missiles on entire idlib area by syria and a new offensive there

farbat

iran will take azeri imposter republic meanwhile and start hyrid war against turkey causing loses via attrition on daily basis

farbat

keep dreaming you dont stand a chance against iraq

farbat

hahaha and now please explain how is iraqi kurdistan possible?

HiaNd

My name is not Erdogan…ask him.

farbat

fact is that when turkey doesnt leave iraq it will get targeted badly and turkey despite s400 cant stop iranian designed missiles it simply doesnt have the proper radars in large quantity and iraq would fire them on turkey if it had to leveling turkish billion dollars worth of infrastructure destroying for example dams airports bases etc pp

HiaNd

Iran can’t start all out war against Turkey over Iraqi Kurd territory…it doesn’t belong to Iran either.

Servet Köseoğlu

it has to be ready in 2023-2024,perfect for shallow-confined water.

HiaNd

small pond ?! :)

Servet Köseoğlu

For Aegean sea where hundred of islands-islets+low siluette with low rcs and centric network.

HiaNd

yeah I have guessed it…not many Greeks on Black sea side

farbat

the black sea will become renamed into russian sea again

HiaNd

Black sea doesn’t need other name and Russia doesn’t need other territories (unless attacked )
One thing is sure…It will not be called “Iranian sea”.

farbat

you do know that the number of 12 vehicles will not replicate a swarm?

farbat

you do know that a single jammer will give your “weapon system” away to enemies?

farbat

if turkey asks nice it might get the design for a submersible stealth high speed commando vehicle so that your little show here makes sense XD

farbat

alot will change til 2024 so better work fast on your projects we know how miserable so many other projects failed

farbat

turkish technology is borrowed so i wonder how easy it might be hacked and used against them and if fact the moment turkey can produce a simple diesel engine on its own is the moment their boasting is worth something

Not Indian Paul

Turkey, like them or hate them, they’re having a crack.

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