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Türkiye’s national tech shines in Sea Wolf-II military drill

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The Turkish Navy is nearing the completion of its large-scale Sea Wolf-II/24 Exercise, designed to sharpen the force’s ability to respond to complex maritime threats. Wrapping up on May 18, the multi-day exercise assessed various aspects of the Navy’s operational effectiveness.

The exercise began on May 7 and focused on evaluating the Navy’s command and control structure. It also provides a critical training ground for headquarters personnel and participating units, refining their decision-making skills and judgment under simulated multi-threat scenarios. Additionally, Sea Wolf-II/24 served as a platform to test and strengthen joint operational procedures between the Turkish Air Force and Navy.

In a series of posts on its official X account, the Presidency of Defense Industries praised the use of Türkiye’s indigenous and national technologies and vehicles in the Sea Wolf-II exercise.

Under the headline “Strong systems, strong army, strong Türkiye! Our national technologies at the Sea Wolf II Exercise!” 

The Presidency specifically highlighted the successful deployment of several domestically developed technologies during the exercise. These included FNSS’s armored amphibious assault vehicle ZAHA, Aselsan’s unmanned surface vehicle (USV) swarm Albatros-S, and Baykar’s tactically armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Bayraktar TB2. 

ZAHA: Amphibious assault vehicle with exceptional capabilities

Designed to swiftly traverse the distance between ship and shore during landing operations, ZAHA is an amphibious assault vehicle. During the assault phase, it can launch from a landing craft that has reached the shore, crossing the distance at high speed and enabling troops to disembark under protection and fire support.

Its hull design, aimed at reducing water resistance, and powerful water jets grant ZAHA high maneuverability at sea, with a maximum speed of 7 knots. On land, ZAHA can reach a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour, climb 60% of steep slopes, maintain stability on 40% of side slopes, and easily overcome 90 centimeters of vertical obstacles and 2 meters of trenches.

ZAHA possesses a remote-controlled turret that houses a 12.7 mm machine gun and a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher, offering significant firepower.

It is available in four configurations: personnel carrier, command vehicle, recovery vehicle, and mine clearance vehicle.

Albatros-S unmanned surface vehicle swarm system

The Albatros-S USV swarm system is an autonomous project developed by Aselsan. In this project, created by Aselsan and its subcontractors, the marine vehicles can operate in a swarm without operator control and perform fully autonomous navigation.

With its high level of autonomy, the Albatros-S can independently navigate and execute missions in swarm formations without any control.

Bayraktar TB2 tactical UAV system

The Bayraktar TB2 tactical UAV system, developed and deployed by Baykar, offers an integrated, network-based system architecture providing all necessary solutions to the user. The system consists of the Bayraktar TB2 UAV platform, Ground Control Station, Ground Data Terminal, Remote Display Terminal, Forward Base, and Generator and Trailer modules. Thanks to Baykar’s technological capabilities, the entire system is produced domestically and nationally.

Bayraktar TB2 is a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) class UAV designed for reconnaissance and intelligence missions. It features triple-redundant avionics systems and a sensor fusion architecture, enabling fully autonomous taxiing, takeoff, landing, and regular flight operations. Having flown over 750,000 hours, the TB2 has been actively serving the Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie, and Police Department since 2014.

Currently, hundreds of Bayraktar TB2 are operational not only in Türkiye but also in the inventories of Qatar, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and other countries to which it has been delivered. The Bayraktar TB2 holds the record in Turkish aviation history for endurance (27 hours 3 minutes) and altitude (25,030 feet). It also holds the distinction of being the first UAV of its scale to be exported.

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