Integration of the CATS electro-optical system developed by ASELSAN into UCAVs continues.
Head of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, in his post on his social media account, announced that the integration of the CATS electro-optic system to the UCAVs continues.
“We continue the production of our CATS cameras, the keen eye of our UCAVs, and their integration into our UCAVs. Finally, we have delivered a large number of CATS to our security forces.”
Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir added.
CATS integrated into AKINCI UCAV, TEKNOFEST 2021
Developed by ASELSAN; UAV is a high-performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system for fixed-wing or rotary-wing aerial platforms, including helicopters and aircraft.
Canada announced that it had indefinitely extended the arms embargo, which was put into effect by Turkey on October 9, 2019, due to the “Operation Peace Spring” to prevent the formation of a terror corridor in Syria, in April 2020. In June 2020, after various diplomatic initiatives, the embargo on electro-optical systems used in UAVs was lifted.
However, after the Bayraktar TB2s were used by Azerbaijan to liberate the occupied territories against Armenia, Canada decided to embargo again. After the embargo was imposed on Canadian Wescam’s MX-15D system used in ANKA and Bayraktar TB2s, it was announced that domestic CATS cameras would begin mass production.