Transvaro Executive Board Member Güray Ali Yaşam said in a statement that the Bouncer is a protection system developed to stop kamikaze UAV/drone attacks, but that the vehicle itself can be used for attack purposes in the future, in line with the need.
Stating that such unmanned systems have developed very rapidly in recent years, Ali noted that it has become almost impossible to stop autonomous and swarm attack drones.
“WE PRODUCED OUR TURKISH TYPE NATIONAL SOLUTION”
Explaining that last year’s attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil refineries with such vehicles had reached a level that would drag the world into an oil crisis, he said: “Small UAVs can have huge effects today. Many methods have been developed to bring them down, but the most effective one is to shoot UAVs that hit them in the air. Many studies have started in the world on this subject, from the Far East to the USA and Europe. We have examined these studies. The most important part of these studies is that you cannot buy or use these products, it depends on export permission, because of the patents obtained in the design, huge technology transfer costs are on the agenda. Beyond that, even if you pay these costs, there are restrictions and embargoes, so we produced our own solution, our Turkish-style national solution.
We see this as the best solution among the 5 or 6 solutions that exist in the world. The wing and follower tracking mechanism structure of the Fedai is different from all other products, and we patented them and applied for 2 patents, and that’s how we started.”
Mentioning that attacks were carried out on military facilities, airports, hangars, critical government offices, oil refineries, and ports by using UAVs, Ali stated that; Bouncer said that they named the drone interceptor system, which consists of radar, thermal camera and control unit, DROKA, based on the “drone killer”.
When the radar detects any flying foreign object from 10-12 kilometers away, the live indicates that the electro-optical suite turns there regardless of day, night or fog, and that the object is analyzed by analyzing whether it is a restriction or not. He stated that the bouncer automatically left the tube and headed towards the target.
Stating that when the threat approaches, the Bouncer explodes on the target with its own optical search system, and in swarms in it, “It is effective within a fairly wide radius, so it does not need to hit. It has a very effective warhead, it reduces all threats. If the mission is canceled, it is in the air if it is over a residential area. It is detonated, if not, it is lowered by opening a parachute and is being prepared for use again.” he said.