The newest products showing Turkey’s advances in defense technologies including weapons and software systems were showcased at the Nusret 2021 Invitation Exercise, hosted by Turkey on 19 October in the Gulf of Saros in the northern part of the Aegean Sea.
The weapons systems that are expected to be included in the inventory of the military and those that were recently included were displayed at Nara Castle.
Turkey’s armed unmanned surface vessel (AUSV) was the highlight of the exhibition.
The AUSV, jointly produced by ARES Shipyard and METEKSAN Defense, will be fully autonomous and able to carry out its work without external support. It will soon become part of Turkey’s Naval Forces Command’s inventory.
The Atmaca missile, developed by Roketsan, is considered to be one of the best in the world. The missile is designed for multiplatforms, allowing for launching not only from warships but also from submarines, aircraft, coastal batteries, including land-attack operations.
The ORKA guided missiles and DÜFAS Radar systems developed by Aselsan were also on display. DÜFAS will enable submarines to indetnify targets from great distances. Other products included the fully domestically developed ADVENT war management system, which is already in use at several craft, including the MİLGEM vessels and KUZGUN, a cost effective smart ammunition which is widely seen as a game changer.