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Turkey Test Yet Another Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle: DEARSAN’s SALVO

The test firing and shooting ceremony of the SALVO Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), produced by Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard with domestic capabilities, was held on Wednesday, May 25.

The shooting ceremony, which was hosted by Dearsan Shipyard and held in cooperation with ASELSAN, ROKETSAN and YALTES, was attended by ambassadors of many countries, military attachés, many local and foreign diplomats, guests and members of the press.

The SALVO Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), produced by Dearsan Shipyard with its own resources, has successfully completed its first firing test activity.

The firing test ceremony of the USV called Dearsan SALVO, which is produced in accordance with different tasks with the valuable contributions of Dearsan’s domestic and national solution partners, especially ASELSAN, ROKETSAN and YALTES, has the ability to compete with its counterparts in the world, and can shoot with guided bullets and machine guns against the fastest and most mobile surface target in its class.

The ceremony started with the opening speech of Mr. Murat Gordi, Member of the Board of Directors of Dearsan.

Immediately after the presentation of Dearsan International Business Development Manager Dr. Tahir Conka, which was followed with interest, the shooting tests of SALVO USV, which was broadcasted live through several cameras, has kicked off.

The firing tests started with missile firing with the Roketsan turret system. The CIRIT shot, in which the moving target was successfully hit as a result of the coordination of Dearsan, Aselsan, Roketsan and Yaltes, was followed with interest and excitement from the giant screen set up on the mainland overlooking the shooting range and with the naked eye.

After the CIRIT test, the ceremony continued with machine gun fire with Aselsan’s 12.7mm stabilized STAMP system.

Features of DEARSAN’s SALVO Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)

  • Dearsan USV-SALVO has 14.79 m full length, 3.83 m full width, 0.75 m draft and a maximum speed of 45-60 Kts (83 km/h – 111 km/h) depending on diesel machine selections.
  • SALVO has Surface-to-Surface and Surface-to-Air Guided Missile System and 12.7 mm Stabilized Machine Gun System as weapon configuration.
  • In addition to these features, the design process of versions that can successfully perform special operations such as reconnaissance-surveillance and intelligence gathering continues.

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SOURCE: TurkishDefenseNews

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