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Milgem ‘In a class of her own!’

Along the 8,300 km coastline of the Turkish Republic the Turkish Navy ensures the safety of the country’s waterways and protects its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone. Since the region is frequently struck by earthquakes, the Navy must also be prepared for humanitarian operations; and it also participating in numerous stabilisation and peacekeeping missions […]

Turkish Navy HelSim Center Fully Operational

The Naval Air Training Centre, established by Havelsan under the turn-key Helicopter Simulator (HelSim) Project, was inaugurated on December 17, 2010 during a ceremony at Naval Air Base Command located at Cengiz Topel Air Base of the Turkish Navy in Kocaeli. Featuring a Havelsan-built S-70B SeaHawk ASW/ASuW Full Mission Simulator (FMS), an S-70B Sea-Hawk Cockpit […]

Russian Ballistic Submarine Yekaterinburg Launches SLBM Sineva

Northern Fleet (NF) nuclear-powered ballistic submarine (SSBN) Yekaterinburg on May 17 successfully launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Sineva from the Barents Sea against Kura test range located in Kamchatka, said an official spokesman for Russian defense ministry. The submarine’s commanding officer is Capt 1 rank Igor Stepanenko. “The launch was carried out from underwater position in […]

TN commissions second large patrol boat

Turkish Navy (TN) has commissioned the second large patrol boat built by Dearsan shipyards in the Tuzla industrial district. Dubbed TCG Karaburun with the naval identifier “P 1201”, the new boat is part of a larger project that covers the construction of a total of 16 of these boats by 2014. TCG Karaburun will perform a […]

Taiwan To Build New ‘Stealth’ Warship

Taiwan plans to build a new ‘stealth’ warship armed with guided-missiles next year in response to China’s naval build-up, a top military officer and a lawmaker said Monday. Construction of the prototype of the 500-ton corvette is due to start in 2012 for completion in 2014, deputy defense minister Lin Yu-pao said in answer to […]

Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills in May

The Russian Northern Fleet and the Norwegian Navy will conduct the Pomor-2011 joint drills in the Arctic in May, a spokesman for the Northern Fleet said. “The exercise will take place in the Barents and Norwegian Seas, and will include firing of live artillery rounds at simulated surface and aerial targets, anti-submarine warfare drills, anti-piracy […]

Turkey reluctantly joins Libya military action

Turkey’s parliament approved sending a naval force off the coast of Libya as the Islamist-rooted government reluctantly moved to join military action in the conflict-torn country, despite anger at Western-led air raids. Following harsh criticism of the strikes, the government asked parliament to approve the dispatch of military forces, pledging a submarine, four frigates and […]

Turkish navy reveals Gabya with Mk-41 VLS

Turkish Navy has revealed its first Gabya-class (Perry)  frigate upgraded with an 8-cell Mk-41 vertical launch system (VLS) this week. Combined with the ship’s comprehensive GENESIS modernization program and Thales Smart S Mk-2 3D radar, the new launcher enables the ship to make full use of the advanced RIM-162 ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow) missiles.  A total of eight Gabya-class […]

Yonca-Onuk to open shipyard in Azerbaijan (Interview)

APA’s interview with Yonca-Onul chairman Akbar Onuk: -Mr. Akbar, “Yonca Onuk” company is an active participant of the military exhibitions held in the region. Last time, during the largest military exhibition of the Middle East – IDEX, you held meetings with representatives of some countries, including representatives from Azerbaijan. How do you assess the attention […]

Israel navy seizes weapons boat ‘sailed from Turkey’

Israeli naval commandos operating deep in international waters on Tuesday boarded a ship carrying arms allegedly on their way from Iran to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Top defence officials said that the cargo included Chinese-made C704 anti-ship missiles which could endanger Israeli naval patrols off the Gaza coast. “(There are) two to four […]



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