Aselsan’s Kaplan, the national robot designed for disarming bombs, was tested in a military within the USA.
Aselsan's (Turkish abbreviation for Military Electronics Industries) Kaplan (tiger), the national robot designed for disarming bombs, was tested in a military within the USA. The test saw guests from the United States and Germany, and the Kaplan was added to NATO's shopping list.
The star of the international defense industry is Turkey, the national tank, boat, helicopter and assault rifle (all were eye catching) and now the national robot was eye catching. The Kaplan, produced by Aselsan, caught international attention. The Kaplan robot made to disarm homemade explosives and defuse bombs was tested in the Fort Bennings Military base in the US. The Threat recognizing and bomb defusing robot tested by the Engineers, the Kaplan is planned to be in service by NATO countries in the next period.
It Functions in Negative 30 Degrees (-22 Fahrenheit)
The man at the head of administering these tests was the Manager of the Tank Research Development Unit, Jim Parker, brought attention to the importance of the use of robots in Iraq and Afghanistan. Parker, stated that with their equipment management abilities that NATO would like to develop projects for robots to assist soldiers. First debuting in 2012, the Kaplan threat measuring robot can be used by bomb squads to examine suspect objects from 500 meters distance with its surveillance system. Kaplan can work between negative 30 to 60 degrees in Celsius temperatures. The Kaplan can operate for over 4 hours on its battery life, and cover distances of 15 kilometers without changing the battery.
The Best in Terms of Determining Threats
The Kaplan is among the best in threat recognition, the user can examine under a car, or look through a vent to see if anything has been lodged inside, due to the cameras on its arms, the command unit can watch it work. With its microphone the Kaplan can listen in on the area of examination and respond to voice commands of the user. On highly delicate bomb diffusing missions can be under taken in a hastily manor due to an advanced user interface. Translated from an article by KERİM ÜLKER on SABAH