VIDEO: Türkiye tests first autonomous underwater vehicle

Turkish defense corporation Aselsan has completed the diving tests of Türkiye’s first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Deringöz.

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As explained, the firsts tests of the AUV, which has a modular structure with autonomous mobility and can be used underwater for both military and civilian purposes, were successfully carried out this week.

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According to the firm, Deringöz is equipped with features such as high maneuverability, precise navigation capability, customizable mission payloads, optical and sonar imaging technologies, and wireless communication infrastructure.

Furthermore, it has the ability to work at a depth of 600 meters, with a maximum speed of 5.5 knots and a scanning speed of 3 knots.

“DERİNGÖZ is planned to be a vehicle that not only meets the needs but also creates a need for underwater operations. With these features, DERİNGÖZ is expected to play a critical role in underwater operations,” the company noted.

The autonomous underwater vehicle is designed to operate in many areas such as underwater research, reconnaissance and surveillance, mine detection, pipeline inspection, port and base protection.