Turkey’s first national intelligence ship, Ufuk Corvette, takes up duty in Mavi Vatan

Turkey’s first national intelligence ship, Ufuk Corvette, takes up duty in Mavi Vatan

The TCG UFUK (A-591) test and training vessel, for which STM is the prime contractor, began its duties with the ceremony held with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Under the leadership of the Defense Industries Presidency (SSB), STM Defense Technologies and Engineering Inc., which plays an important role in the Turkish defense industry and the national technology movement, has successfully completed the ship project of testing and training, which will greatly contribute to the operational power of our country in the seas. .

The TCG test and training vessel UFUK (A-591), which started working under the prime contractorship of STM with the contract signed between SSB and STM, was commissioned in a ceremony that was held on January 14, 2022.

At the ceremony held at Istanbul Maritime Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul; TC Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Chief of the General Staff Yaşar Güler, Chairman of Defense Industry Presidency Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, STM General Director Özgür Güleryüz and guests were present.

70% domestic rate in TCG UFUK

With the contract signed between SSB and STM on December 30, 2016, work on the test and training vessel project started on March 31, 2017. After the completion of construction works at the Istanbul Maritime Shipyard, the TCG UFUK was launched with a ceremony on February 9. 2019.

TCG UFUK, designed using the hull shape of the MİLGEM Island-class Corvette, will be able to sail uninterrupted for 60 days, including international waters, in harsh weather and sea conditions.

The locality rate of TCG UFUK, to which about 194 national companies have contributed, has reached the level of 70%. TCG UFUK Ship, which has a capacity of 110 people; It has a total length of 99.5 meters, a maximum width of 14.4 meters, a displacement of 2 thousand 250 tons and a platform for a 10-ton helicopter.

Sharon P. Juarez