Turkey’s Naval Forces Command on Friday will receive the country’s first intelligence collection ship.
The delivery ceremony will be held in Istanbul Shipyard with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Test and Training Ship A-591 Ufuk was launched by manufacturer in 2019.
The 99.5-meter-long corvette was developed as part of the domestic ship design and development Project MILGEM.
Within the scope of national STM MILGEM project, Turkey aims to use local companies to develop indigenous products, and improve national military shipbuilding capacity and skills.
The Ufuk corvette can navigate for 45 days without interruption under severe climate and sea conditions.
It has a beam of 14.4m, a 10-ton flight deck and can reach a maximum speed of 18 knots.
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