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Armed USV SANCAR ready for future missions

Date: 19 Nov 2022 Author: Chief Editor

🎯 In response to the needs of modern navies, Turkish defense solutions developer HAVELSAN produced the SANCAR Armed Unmanned Surface (AUSV) Vehicle in cooperation with Yonca-Onuk Shipyard. Since modular construction technology is used in the production of SANCAR AUSV, additional payloads can be easily integrated into the platform to fulfill the expected duties while performing different tasks that may arise in the future.

SANCAR AUSV has a stable communication infrastructure without interruption, based on RF/GSM/SAT systems used all together. This enables it to perform operations on extended ranges effectively.

SANCAR AUSV is the first unmanned system deploying HAVELSAN’s ADVENT ROTA (ADVENT C4ISR System designed for unmanned systems, which has come to life in many units of the Turkish Navy) as a mission system. SANCAR AUSV can be controlled from a mobile Ground Control Station, which has an ADVENT C4ISR mission system and is in accordance with NATO Interoperability Standards. Thus, SANCAR can transfer tasks among different ships, performing network-centric operations with manned/unmanned platforms as a task group and easy adaptability for swarm operations.

Developed to autonomously fulfill the duties of port/base protection, search/rescue, intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, patrol, surface warfare, and mine countermeasures, SANCAR AUSV will minimize the risks for human life, and it will enable many tasks to be carried out more cost-effectively with modular payloads.

⚙️ Specifications of AUSV SANCAR:
Developer – HAVELSAN
Shipyard – Yonca-Onuk Shipyard
LOA – 12.73 m
Width – 3.3 m
Displacement – 9 t
Max speed – 40 knots
Range – 400 nm

The platform, which can operate up to Sea State-4, also provides convenience in integrating weapon and electronic systems of different types and purposes, thanks to its modular structure. Considering the weapon systems, SANCAR AUSV has a 12.7 mm stabilized gun turret, and its defense capabilities can be increased by integrating a tactical missile system. Mini Ship Data Distribution System is also integrated into the platform. Another factor that makes SANCAR AUSV different is the integration of a telescopic mast with a navigation radar camera with a collision avoidance system.

📃📷 Source: HAVELSAN