As technology has developed, the frequency and diversity of security threats to the world’s navies have increased. Autonomous unmanned surface vehicles integrate advanced technology into military units by sensing the environment using sensor systems and performing important tasks such as ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) and defense. In the coming period, armed unmanned surface vehicles will become an inevitable force multiplier for modern navies, responding to asymmetric threats. In response to the needs of modern navies, HAVELSAN has developed the SANCAR Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) in cooperation with the Yonca Shipyard.
As SANCAR AUSV is manufactured using a modular design, additional payloads can be easily integrated into the platform to fulfill the expected tasks and at the same time perform various tasks that may arise in the future.
SANCAR AUSV has an uninterrupted communication infrastructure based on RF/GSM/SAT systems, all used together. This enables it to carry out operations effectively over long distances.
SANCAR AUSV is the first unmanned system using ADVENT ROTA (ADVENT C4ISR system developed for unmanned systems) as a mission system. SANCAR AUSV can be controlled from a mobile ground control station equipped with an ADVENT C4ISR mission system that complies with NATO interoperability standards. This allows it to be deployed on other naval platforms that use ADVENT. Thus, SANCAR can transfer tasks between different ships, conduct network-centric operations with manned/unmanned platforms as a team and offers easy adaptability for swarm operations. In this respect, SANCAR AUSV has a technological infrastructure that outperforms its global competitors.
SANCAR AUSV was developed to autonomously perform the tasks of harbor and base protection, search and rescue, ISR, patrol, surface warfare and mine countermeasures. SANCAR AUSV will minimize the risks to human life and enable many tasks to be performed more cost and time efficiently with modular payloads. This makes it one of the most versatile platforms.
Autonomous systems technologies such as artificial intelligence and data fusion were used in its development. It has a length of 12.73 meters, a width of 3.3 meters and a displacement of 9 tons. The platform can reach a speed of over 40 knots and has a range of over 740 kilometers.
Thanks to its modular design, the platform, which can operate in up to four sea states, also offers the possibility of integrating weapons and electronic systems of different types and uses. In terms of weapon systems, SANCAR AUSV has a stabilized 12.7 mm weapon system and its defensive capabilities can be increased by integrating a tactical missile system. The Mini Ship Data Distribution System is also integrated into the platform. Another factor that distinguishes SANCAR AUSV from others is the integration of a telescopic mast with a navigation radar camera and a collision avoidance system. This mast structure further increases the modular design and offers flexibility when using new systems.
SANCAR AUSV, a superior platform with many cutting-edge technologies, will prepare the world’s navies for the future operational environment.