SIDA, the first platform in the ULAQ series, launches a missile as part of an ongoing military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea

A guided missile fired from the Unmanned Armed Marine Vehicle (SIDA), the ULAQ series prototype platform developed in cooperation with Turkish defense industry companies, hit its target on Thursday.

According to a written statement from the ARES shipyard and Meteksan Defense, ULAQ SIDA fired the missile as part of Exercise Sea Wolf. When firing the CİRİT laser-guided missile system with warheads developed by Roketsan in the Antalya region of Turkey, the target was hit with great success.

ARES shipyard general manager Utku Alanç, in his speech at a ceremony held prior to the missile launch, stressed that they are now aiming to develop the world’s best unmanned marine vehicles and lead the world. as Turkish engineers in this field with the completion of the shooting test. .

Defense Industry President İsmail Demir said the following in his speech after the shot hit the target.

“The days when we are starting to see the realization of our products that are now in the field and are game-changing in unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as in land, sea and underwater vehicles are very near. We know that the combat environment in which these systems operate integrated awaits us and we continue our work accordingly. We support the work. We will continue to support it. “

ULAQ SİDA can be used in performing missions such as reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence, surface warfare, asymmetric warfare, armed escort and force protection, security of strategic facilities, by vehicles land mobiles and from the headquarters command center or from floating platforms such as aircraft carriers and frigates.