Amid wide recognition of Turkey-made UAVs Turkish shipbuilders are trying to reach the same heights in creating unmanned sea vessels.
The Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and the Havelsan/Yonca-Onuk team have already signed a procurement contract, according to which the first delivery of Sancar to the Turkish Army should take place in Q4 2023.
According to information provided by Havelsan Sancar USV has the following specifications:
Full length: 12.73 m
Width: 3.30 m
Maximum Speed: 40+ knots
Fuel Capacity: 820 Liters.
Range: +400 NM [email protected] knots
Boat Type: Deep V, Single Hull Sliding Type
Material: Vacuum Infusion advanced composite
Class: Turkish Lloyd, Patrol Boat
Also, the Sancar USV will be the first USV integrated with the ADVENT Combat Management System (CMS). It will perform remote control, autonomous navigation, and autonomous missions through the Ground Control Station (GCS).
Sancar USV is designed for the following tasks:
- Harbor/Base Protection
- Search and Rescue
- Surface Warfare
- Mine Countermeasures (MCM) missions
The final version of Sancar USV will be equipped with the following features:
- Remote control
- Autonomous navigation
- COLREG-compliant collision avoidance
- Autonomous return to base and autonomous mission execution
- Emergency scenarios.