Turkey unveils unmanned armed ship 

The drone ship made of composite materials has an operational range of 400km and a speed of 65km/h

The ULAQ unmanned surface vehicle will be able to carry a range of precision weapons, including the Cirit and L-UMTAS guided missiles. (Ares Shipyard)

Turkey has unveiled a new unmanned vessel that is armed with missiles. The vessel was developed by ARES Shipyards and  Meteksan Defence Industry. The companies told the Defense World website that the armored unmanned ship built from composite materials has an operational range of 400km and a speed of 65km/h.  

It was also reported that the vessel has day and night observation capabilities, an encrypted communications system, and can be operated from another ship or an aircraft for intelligence collection missions, patrol and observation, asymmetrical surface warfare, escorting ships, and protection of strategic infrastructure.  

In December, the ship will be launched for the first time in the Mediterranean. It is armed with four Cirit and L-UMTAS missiles produced by the Roketsan company. They are laser-guided missiles for attacking ships and helicopters. 

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