Armed Unmanned Surface Vessel Sancar successfully completes first tests

Developed with cooperation between HAVELSAN and Yonca-Onuk Shipyard, the Armed Unmanned Surface Vessel (AUSV) Sancar has successfully completed its first tests.

Sancar was launched at a ceremony held in June 2022 at Yonca-Onuk Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul. In a statement made by HAVELSAN, it was noted that the tests were completed in about 6 months after Sancar was launched.

Developed for the purpose of performing reconnaissance and surveillance, surface warfare and mine countermeasure missions, Sancar AUSV will minimize risk with use in missions that are too risky for manned missions, and will enable many tasks to be carried out cost-effectively with it's payload selection.

Within the scope of the project, HAVELSAN is developing platform autonomy, mission system software, ground control station, mini-GVDS (Ship Data Distribution System), anti-jam GNSS and Satellite Communication System.

Yonca-Onuk, on the other hand is carrying out the manufacturing of the AUSV platform and the supply and integration of the payloads to be used on the boat.

Technical features of SANCAR AUSV:

  • 12.7 meters long
  • 9 ton displacement
  • Maximum speed of 40 knots and a minimum cruising range of 400 NM
  • 40 hours cruise endurance
  • Modular design
  • 12.7 mm STAMP-2 Stabilized Weapon System
  • 2x2 UMTAS / L-UMTAS integration
  • MILMAST Telescopic Mast (Navigation radar, camera, anti-collision systems)

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