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  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has selected Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard to support the construction of five 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy. Part of the TAIS industrial group, Anadolu Shipyard will provide the ship design, supply key machinery equipment (KME), and provide technical assistance. The Indian Navy FSS project has an estimated […]

  • 13 December 2015

    Russian Navy’s destroyer ship Smetlivy fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea on December 13. The Russian Ministry of Defence said the destroyer was forced to open warning fire in order to avoid a collision between the two vessels. At the moment of the incident, the destroyer was sailing 22 […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkish shipbuilder Ares announced it has been awarded a contract to deliver fast patrol vessels to the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG). As noted by Ares, this is Turkey’s first naval export program to Turkey. ROPCG has ordered a total of 14 ‘Ares 85’ patrol and interceptor vessel. They are scheduled to be delivered […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The submarines are currently undergoing a mid-life overhaul.

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Pakistan has entered into an agreement with Turkey for the construction of four MILGEM corvettes, Turkey’s defense minister Nurettin Canikli told reporters in Montenegro on Thursday. According to Turkish media reports, Turkey will be building the corvettes in what the defense minister described as the “largest defense export of Turkey in one agreement”. The first […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international, NATO-led, submarine search and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch 2017 concluded off the coast of Marmaris in southwestern Turkey on Friday. Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States took part in the exercise, which focused on submarine escape and rescue (SMER) operations. The exercise involved a wide array of […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A steel-cutting ceremony for the first MILGEM ship for the Pakistan Navy was held on the same day.

  • 27 March 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Turkish Navy’s third MILGEM corvette Burgazada (F-513) got underway from the Istanbul Naval Shipyard earlier this month to start her first sea trials. TCG Burgazada was launched on June 18, 2016, after starting construction in December 2014. According to the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), the Ada-class corvette is set to be delivered to the Turkish […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following the conclusion of Turkish-led exercise Mavi Balina, ships from several NATO countries kicked off a mine-warfare exercise in the Aegean Sea on Monday, November 28. The second Turkish exercise of the month will run through December 4 and will be aimed at testing combat readiness and strengthening ties between Allies. Corvettes, patrol boats, mine hunters, […]

  • 9 May 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Turkey’s defense industry undersecretary said on Saturday that Turkey was capable enough to produce its own aircraft carrier thanks to its r… (worldbulletin) [mappress] Source: Worldbulletin , May 9, 2011;

  • 13 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology All-Up-Round (AUR) Warshot torpedoes and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $170 million.   The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress […]

  • 23 December 2019

    Turkey is pushing forward with the development of its submarine program, having witnessed its first Type 214 class submarine TCG Piri Reis hit the water on December 22 at the Gölcük Shipyard in northwestern Turkey. The country is building a fleet of six new Type 214 air-independent propulsion submarines under a contract signed with German […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Industry news

    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 […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Vard Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme A.Ş. (ASFAT) under which Vard would provide the design of a range of paramilitary vessels and ASFAT would coordinate construction of select projects at their approved naval shipyards in Turkey. The MoU was signed at the on May 1 […]

  • 4 October 2011

      Increasingly assertive Turkey is setting the scene for clashes in the eastern Mediterranean. Since Thursday, Sept. 29, Turkish warships have been harassing Israeli merchant vessels in waters off Cyprus, debkafile’s military sources report. They come close enough to establish wireless communication and caution the Israeli vessels they are in contravention of international law and […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkish defense contractor STM announced it has been awarded a contract to modernize a second Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B submarine. The contract signing ceremony took place March 1 at the premises of Pakistan defense ministry’s procurement agency. The contract for the modernization of the first submarine in the class was signed in June 2016, after Pakistan […]

  • 22 September 2015

    Royal Navy’s former HMS Gloucester, the last remaining Type 42 destroyer, has left on a voyage to a scrap yard in Turkey. The vessel, which was decommissioned after 29 years of service, departed Portsmouth, UK, for the final time today. These 42 type destroyers are being replaced by the new hi-tech Type 45 destroyers. HMS Gloucester, known […]

  • 31 August 2015

    On 27 August 2015 command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) passed from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force under the command of Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito to Captain Ayhan Bay of the Turkish Navy, who was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on 30 August. The handover marked the completion of Japan’s first […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Defence Minister Hans Hillen had a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Dr. Ismet Yilmaz in Istanbul last week. The Defence ministers signed a statement aimed at enhancing the military cooperation between the two NATO allies. Mr Hillen subsequently paid a visit to the frigate HNLMS Evertsen, which was moored in the Bosporus to mark […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Turkish Navy’s third Milgem class corvette, the F-513 TCG Burgazada, was launched June 18 during a ceremony attended by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. TCG Burgazada is the third ship of the series built at Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command as part of the Milgem project that was launched in 2004. The construction of the […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Bodrum, Turkey after completing a scheduled port visit, April 29.   The visit highlights the U.S. Navy’s commitment to promoting peace and stability in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. “Our visit to Bodrum only strengthens our partnership with Turkey, as the Sailors are […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Industry news

    The Mayport-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is being inspected for damage after running aground Feb. 12.   The incident occurred as Taylor was preparing to moor in Samsun, Turkey. Taylor was able to moor without further incident. There were no reported injuries, and the incident is currently under investigation. Additional information will be released […]

  • 6 October 2014

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrived in Kusadasi, Turkey, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 4. Bataan’s presence in Turkey reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. This is Bataan’s first port visit […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkey’s Gölcük shipyard hosted a keel laying ceremony on February 25 to officially mark the start of construction works on the Turkish Navy’s third Reis-class (Type 214) submarine. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım joined the ceremony and performed the ceremonial first weld. The third submarine will carry the name of Murat Reis, an Ottoman Navy admiral. Turkey […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy commissioned its new fleet tanker PNS Moawin in a ceremony on October 16. PNS Moawin was commissioned after being launched in August 2016 and starting trials in May this year. The 158-meter tanker was built by Pakistan’s Karachi Shipyard under a design provided by Turkey’s STM. According to STM, who is also responsible […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Industry news

    Ten people died and 17 people were injured on Monday, December 23 at Alabey Naval Shipyard in Izmir, Turkey amid tilting of a tugboat owned by Turkish Naval Forces (TDK) on its side, as informed by The tugboat TCG Degirmendere started receiving water after it listed and tilted fully onto one side. Injured people […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Turkey-hosted international mine warfare exercise Nusret 2018 got underway in the Gulf of Izmir on October 16. Turkish minehunters are joined by ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 2 for ten days of exercises. Nusret 2018 will also welcome autonomous underwater systems and ordnance disposal specialists from Romania and Greece for evolutions. According […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An anti-submarine warfare exercise hosted by the Turkish Navy kicked off at Aksaz Naval Base on November 4. Warships from five countries will be training together in the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Turkey through November 20. The exercise is called Dogu Akdeniz-17 and is organized by Turkey every two years. According to the […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Industry news

      Turkey’s first major domestically made warship, the TCG Heybeliada, will be formally delivered to the Turkish Navy on Tuesday. (hurriyetdailynews) [mappress] Source: hurriyetdailynews, September 26, 2011