On 23 August 2007, a contract was signed between SSM and Dearsan Shipyard. This shipyard was chosen to build 16 New Class Patrol Boats for Turkish Navy. This class of patrol boats will conduct patrol, security and ASW duties in and around important harbors, bases and at their approaches...Dearsan builded these boats in 4 batches. One of the important goals of this project is to have i of indigenous input. This is the largest project to day where Turkish Navy outsourced the construction of ships to private shipyards....
And Turkmenian bought 2 of these patrol boats...
-1xDardo twin 40 mm gun (900 RPM)
-2x Stamp automatic 12.7 mm gun platform
-1x Aselsan ASW rocket launcher (6 Cell, 3 km range)
let the pictures...
Dardo twin 40 mm gun platform
Roketsan ASW rocket launcher platform
12.7 mm Stamp automatic gun platforms
Thanks for the pics. I appreciate more and more countries going indifenious these days with their weapon systems- You never know if and when you're on the receiving end of an embargo and moreover you're more of a pushover if you're dependent on outsourced military hardware.
With Turkish growth rates and development, I'd head the same direction. Congrats to the new ships.
Thanks my friend.
Our defence ındustry groving too fast. But we have too many projects to devolop
From the Naval forces we have some good ships....
MRTP class (MRTP-42/33/22/20/17/15) . Sold UAE,Egypt,Pakistan,Malaysia,Georgia And Bahrain...
LCT Austria,Egypt and Saudi Arabia are interesting to buy...
MilGem ASW corvette. Malaysia and Pakistan are interesting to buy...
TF-100 multi propose frigate Going to build
TF-2000 Air-defence frigate/Destroyer Going to build
LST. Going to build
LHD. Going to build
Too many projects ....
Last edited by -DENO-; 01-29-2012 at 06:47 PM.
A recent photo (January 24, 2012) of the TCSG Dost SG-701, the first ship of the new search and rescue ship class for Turkish Coast Guard.
Info about the project here: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/...hp?lid=1480743
Last edited by D-Mitch; 01-30-2012 at 03:48 AM.
It is very impressive what Turkey has achieved especially in the naval technology. A fast growing defence industry indeed!
Really like the look of those .50cals