Unmanned Surface Vehicles to Compete for the Defense Industry

The Presidency of Defense Industries is organizing a competition for high school and university students aiming at the design and prototype production of unmanned surface vehicles capable of performing autonomous missions.

The Turkish defense industry organizes the Unmanned Surface Vehicles Prototype Competition for young people in order to spread the work on unmanned vehicles to a wide base.

President of the Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir said that they continue to work on qualified human resources in the defense industry.

Expressing that they held the ROBOİK competition, which they have been organizing since 2017 as the Presidency, in the field of unmanned surface vehicles this year, President Demir made the following evaluations:

“As the Turkish defense industry, we believe that we will show the experience and success we have gained in unmanned aerial vehicles in the sea and land areas as well. In this context, we have accelerated our ongoing projects in several separate areas for unmanned naval systems. The way to gain in the defense industry is through the formation of this concept in the minds at a young age. With this awareness, we continue to support our young brothers and sisters. For this reason, we are organizing our ROBOİK competition this year, open only to high school and university students, with the slogan of 'We produce our dreams, we sail to the future'.”

President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir stated that they aimed at the design and prototype production of surface vehicles capable of performing unmanned autonomous missions with the competition. In this way, he wished success to the young people who will participate in the competition, emphasizing that they aim to lead the production of unique vehicles by spreading the subject of producing and developing surface vehicles capable of performing remotely controlled or autonomous missions that can successfully perform tasks related to various scenarios across the country.

A reward awaits at the end of the track

The teams that will participate in the competition will develop tools that can successfully perform the tasks related to the scenarios whose criteria are specified by the Presidency of Defense Industries.

The documents related to the projects will be evaluated by the jury and the top 10 teams with the highest score will be entitled to participate in the competition. Financial support of up to 10 thousand liras will be provided to these teams that qualify for the competition.

In the final part of the competition, vehicles will perform on the track, which will be created according to the criteria of navigation, route protection and maneuvering.

At the end of the competition, the top three teams will receive prizes of 50, 30 and 20 thousand TL, respectively.

Applications for the competition can be made until September 10.

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