The dynamic power of the defense industry, Katmerciler brings the armed forces of our country together with Aselsan to the remote control unmanned ground vehicle, the first product of the unmanned ground vehicles concept. Armed domestic product is designed as an unmanned land vehicle, putting this segment in Turkey is among the world's leading countries.
Explaining that they have signed a mass production contract with Aselsan, Furkan Katmerci said: “We are proud of the fact that the unmanned mini tank, which is a high-quality example of the unmanned ground vehicles that only the few armies of the world can possess, is brought to the TAF inventory.”
Katmerciler, one of the leading companies of the Turkish defense industry, brings the first tracked model of unmanned ground vehicles (İKA) in our country to the Turkish Armed Forces together with Aselsan. The project, which will be realized as a contractor of Aselsan, has the feature of being a native and stands out with its superior features among its counterparts.
The entire infrastructure platform, including the remote control communication infrastructure of the armed unmanned ground vehicle, which will begin mass production within the scope of the contract to supply an armed class unmanned ground vehicle, signed between Aselsan and the Presidential Defense Industry Directorate, was developed by Katmerciler. The world's most capable of autonomous driving ability, autonomous use of the vehicle, which can make reconnaissance, surveillance, target detection, can be mounted on any system, including weapons and surveillance systems, can be controlled remotely via satellite connection, and can be used autonomously, has the highest mobility in the road, terrain and climate conditions. will be one of the platforms ahead.
As per the mass production contract signed between Aselsan and Katmerciler, armed unmanned ground vehicles, also called “unmanned mini tanks”, will be delivered to the Land Forces Command in 2021.
Katmerciler and Turkey's Pride
Based on the strategic foresight that ICAs will be of great importance in the future, Katmerciler, which has been conducting R&D studies for this field for many years, first developed the Remote Controlled Shooting Platform (UKAP) and presented it to the sector. Afterwards, Katmerciler, who designed different İKA versions such as border surveillance, logistic support, and the vehicle to be put into a big gun, developed the original design of the armed unmanned ground vehicle with a long-term collaboration with Aselsan in line with the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Making a statement following the signing of the supply contract, Katmerciler Deputy Chairman of the Board Furkan Katmerci stated that they first introduced the unmanned ground vehicle concept five years ago in line with the needs of our country, and that they introduced the first example of this concept, UKAP, three years ago. Emphasizing that UKAP has gained great acclaim, Katmerci noted that since that time, the land forces have continuously improved this vehicle in line with the needs, and that the UKAP Platform has turned into an “unmanned mini tank” with its upper equipment. Katmerci continued his words as follows:
“In the defense industry, it is essential to minimize the vital threats to military personnel in potential conflict situations. In this framework, especially in recent years, there has been a trend towards unmanned weapon systems in the land, air and naval forces all over the world. With remote control systems, you have the opportunity to remotely fend off and neutralize potential threats while keeping your soldier protected. Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SİHA), developed with domestic resources in our country, is an extremely successful and remarkable example of this concept in the air force. We, as Katmerciler, aimed to be the carrier of this concept in the ground forces and brought the project to a point where it will go into mass production today. Our unmanned ground vehicles, such as SİHAs, will also be a world-class vehicle, and will be a pioneering vehicle that other armies will want to acquire. The Turkish army will have strengthened its strength with unmanned defense vehicles that can be remotely commanded on land after the air. ”
Turkey's leading technology companies in the Aselsan'l with remote-controlled land forces at the end of their operations they had the honor of bringing the first unmanned ground vehicle for expressing Katmerci, "despite having to many countries powerful army in the world the number of countries with ICA technology is very limited. With this tool is superior to the world counterpart Turkey stands out in this segment, it will be one of the few countries. They are proud steps for both Katmerciler and our country. ”
Unmanned Mini Tank Premium
The unmanned ground vehicle, which is a product of domestic and Turkish engineering, can show superior performance on all types of terrain and roads. The vehicle with the option of armor can be controlled from a very long distance by satellite connection. With its remote control unit, it can be controlled with all its functions in the near area. The platform, on which various weapon systems can be mounted, offers the opportunity to shoot and hit in motion and on sloping terrain.
The vehicle will be able to detect and destroy the target automatically with the Sarp Dual Remote Stabilized Weapon System developed by Aselsan. The vehicle has a very low thermal trace feature. Suitable for use in day and night, harsh weather conditions and climate, the vehicle has electric and hybrid model options.
The platform offers a wide range of options to the user, with its weapon station with heavy and light weapons, reconnaissance surveillance vehicle, patient and cargo transportation vehicle and configurations that can assist in landing operations.
Despite its compact size, the vehicle, which has a three-tonne load capacity, can successfully perform all of the challenging performance and terrain tests found in high-end armored vehicles.
It plays an important role in the reduction of casualties by making a silencing shot during evacuation of the injured people, by using the foreground during the first fire in progress or coastal operations in the conflict zone, by counterattack under intensive fire during the evacuation of the items positioned at critical points.
While it helps to carry heavy loads in difficult terrain conditions, it increases the safety of life and reduces the need for personnel by using logistics lines that pass through regions under threat of enemies.
Thanks to its camera systems, it can collect important data for the detection of enemy elements and the discovery of the operation site without loss of life thanks to its low silhouette and thermal trace.
Hibya News Agency