Turkey's Uncrewed Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Kapgan to Debut at IDEX 2023

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Turkey's Uncrewed Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Kapgan to Debut at IDEX 2023
Havelsan's uncrewed infantry vehicle, Kapgan

Turkish Firm Havelsan's uncrewed infantry fighting vehicle, Kapgan, will be debuted abroad at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi starting tomorrow.
The remotely-controlled Kapgan, exhibited with a 30x113 millimeter cannon, has has armor-piercing features and can provide an effective range of 2,000 meters, Havelsan executives told Turkish media ahead of the IDEX show.
The vehicle can be integrated with a wired or wireless drone that acts as a relay in cases where the range is insufficient. This feature increases the vehicle’s surveillance, reconnaissance and operational capabilities.
Kapgan can integrate weapon systems of different types and calibers. Among its applications are reconnaissance, surveillance, detection, lead tracking, independent patrol, vehicle tracking, GPS-independent missions and returning home in case of link loss.
Thanks to the Havelsan Autonomy Package, Kapgan is designed to withstand electronic warfare (EW) with its autonomous patrol capabilities, GPS-independent mission execution, dynamic route planning, return home functionality in case of link loss and drivable path analysis.
With its 5-kilometer (3-mile) tactical data link, GSM and satellite communication infrastructure, 4-meter (13-foot) perimeter surveillance mast and high-tech sensor systems, Kapgan provides day and night vision and sensing capabilities for its environment. It has a top speed of 25 kph (15-mph)and can operate for up to six hours.

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