Following Turkey's armed drones, the Turkey's new unmanned marine vessel is seen as a game changer in the field of naval warfare.
Named MARLIN SIDA, the vehicle became the first unmanned surface object with electronic warfare capability in the world according to enthusiastic Turkish officials from the country's Defence Industry Presidency.
Produced in cooperation with Sefine Shipyard-Aselsan with the coordination of the Defense Industry Presidency, the MARLIN SİDA unmanned sea vehicle is 15 meters long, can participate in surface warfare, underwater warfare, electronic warfare and asymmetrical operations, and can be used more flexibly than gunboats, according to the Turkish sources
The MARLIN SİDA can be used in naval warfare operations for defence and offensive purposes near the coast or in the open sea.
MARLIN is a type of swordfish. It is known among sailors as the “ship-sinker” because when it strikes a ship with its pointed nose, it can cause serious damage.
The Turkish Navy will showcase MARLIN at a NATO Exercise to be held in Portugal this month.