– Cooperation deal sees HORIBA MIRA collaborate with Katmerciler
– Consortium to develop state of the art unmanned land vehicle platforms
The consortium, which also includes Savronik and Delta, will now work to develop MIRA’s state-of-the-art unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) platform VIKING to meet specific Turkish requirements. The UGV can be integrated with various payloads including the detection of improvised explosive devices, remote surveillance and soldier support.
The agreement for strategic international cooperation was formally signed at the 2018 Turkish British Tatl?dil Forum, in the UK – a forum established in 2011 to improve political, economic and cultural ties between the UK and Turkey. The talks were chaired by former Home Secretary Jack Straw and attended by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an who was in the UK on a state visit and for meetings with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Turkish Undersecretary of Defence Industries (SSM), ?smail Demir also attended the meeting and witnessed the signing.
The HORIBA MIRA team will provide their expertise in developing the prototype platform – an unmanned ground vehicle complete with autonomous technology and an advanced hybrid powertrain.