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Aegis Radar Appears on Italian Ship

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is well known for showing a wide array of designs at naval expositions, and a huge model of the Italian Navy’s sail training ship Amerigo Vespucci dominates their display at the Euronaval exposition just outside Paris. But tucked in among more than two dozen ship models is a frigate design featuring something […]

Navy, MIT join forces for new intelligence vessel

Turkey’s navy and national intelligence organization MIT have agreed to jointly procure a high-tech ship for collecting electronic intelligence from newly arising regional threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, or SSM, has been tasked for launching a local tender for the construction of the new ship using Turkey’s indigenous capabilities to their fullest extent. […]

Thales Delivers Four Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Turkey

Thales has completed delivery of initial standard maritime patrol  aircraft under the Meltem II programme for Turkey, with four aircraft  entering service between February and June 2012. Pierre Eric Pommellet, Executive Chairman of Thales Systèmes Aéroportés,  officially handed over the aircraft during a ceremony at the Tusas Aerospace  Industry (TAI) facility in Ankara attended by […]

Lockheed Martin remains sole bidder for new frigates

U.S. defense industry giant Lockheed Martin has been left as the only bidder in the $3 billion project for the joint manufacture of six frigates for the Turkish navy after Ankara rejected the remaining contender BAE Systems’ proposal. The project, however, may still not be awarded to Lockheed Martin if an agreement cannot be reached […]

Turkey capable of building own navy

Turkey’s shipbuilding industry has come to a level where it can produce all of its navy needs or parts – with the exception of submarines and engines – one senior procurement official said at the weekend. “Among our armed forces, probably the most developed is the navy,” the official said. “We can produce 70 or […]

Turkish Navy adopts new high-sea strategy

Turkey’s Naval Forces aim to protect lanes of communication on the high seas to assure global maritime security and protect national interests under an austere defense budget as part of its new strategy, a top Turkish Navy commander has said. “Our force planners use strategic decision-making, focusing on sophisticated, modular designs that allow us to […]

Turkish Navy extends anti-piracy task off Somalia

Turkish Parliament has approved an extension mandate for Turkish naval ships to participate in international anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea for one more year. In 2009, Turkish Parliament gave the government the power to send units from the Turkish Navy to the Gulf of Aden and adjacent waters to contribute […]

BUSINESS > Turkish shipyard delivers fast intervention boats to Malaysia

This company photo shows a RTP-16 model fast intervention boat produced by Yonca Onuk.

Yonca Onuk, a top Turkish shipyard, has delivered the first four of 10 MRTP-16 fast intervention boats to Malaysia’s Coast Guard Command as part of a $100 million contract, a senior Turkish procurement official said yesterday. Three of the four boats were delivered and launched earlier this year, while the fourth was unveiled this week […]

Turkish Navy gives submarine, vessels job to local private yard

This photo shows Turkey’s first nationally built warship, the TCG Heybeliada which entered service on Sept 27. AA photo

Turkey’s thriving naval defense industry is building specialized support vessels for the Turkish Navy in parallel to its involvement in the construction of conventional warships. The latest examples of such vessels include a submarine rescue mother ship (MOSHIP) and two rescue and towing vessels (RATSHIPs), the first deal of its kind in the country. Turkey’s […]

Turkey Seeks Partner for Naval Copter Drones

ANKARA – To boost Turkey’s naval intelligence capabilities, military and procurement authorities here have launched a new program for the co-production of unmanned helicopters. Officials with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) said the procurement office likely will release requests for proposals before the end of the year. “The competition will be open to foreign […]



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