The Remote Controlled Weapon Platform (UKAP), developed by Katmerciler and integrated with the Aselsan SARP weapon system, will be used in the region under the Olive Branch Operation.
“20+ Unmanned Ground Vehicles will soon be delivered to the TSK [Turkish Armed Forces] and used in Operation Olive Branch,” the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) tweeted on Thursday, February 22, along with a video of the vehicle.
For close distances, the platform can be managed by its handheld remote control. The much bigger “bag-type” remote controller enables the vehicle to reach further distances, thereby preventing harm to military units following it by serving as a vanguard.
In addition to the two types of remote controls, the vehicle can be controlled by satellite, which allows the user to control multiple vehicles without a distance limit.
The vehicle can also be used for reconnaissance and observation missions with its cameras, spot threats with its radar, save injured personnel and civilians, clear mines, and tow vehicles.
The vehicle can reach a speed of 25 kilometers per hour (15.5 mph) and can carry three tons of weight. They also can be used by firefighters to combat fires in areas to risky for firemen to enter.
They also can be used by firefighters to combat fires in areas to risky for firemen to enter.