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    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The Turkish Navy is scheduled to purchase two locally built logistical support ships, a senior procurement official said over the weekend.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The ships will be deployed to the southeastern Mediterranean and to the eastern Black Sea, two important regions, the significance of which is growing for Turkey.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), the procurement agency, released a request for information for 12 of the country’s largest shipyards, and the reply time was delayed until Dec. 19. Now the SSM is evaluating the reply bids for the program.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The ships will have a large fuel section and communications equipment, the procurement official said. “It will be quite easy for us to manufacture the two logistical support ships.”[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The ships, depending to their size and communications equipment, are set to cost over $100 million each. Aselsan, the military communications plant, is set to provide the equipment.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] “The logistical needs of our sea fleets are quite large, and it has been decided to meet such needs on the location,” said the official. [/FONT][/COLOR]Turkey[*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] is at odds with [/FONT][/COLOR]Greek[*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] Cyprus over oil-and-gas-search activities with [/FONT][/COLOR]Israel[*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] in the eastern Mediterranean.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The ships will be protected by nearby frigates and other vessels.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The Turkish Navy has several vessel programs. It is discussing the development of new intermediate-class frigates, currently dubbed the TF100, that would replace the German-made Mekos, to be deployed to the Aegean and the [/FONT][/COLOR]Black Sea[*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] in the next decade. [/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] “Our new main frigate will remain the TF2000. The TF100, if decided to be built, would be a follow-up to the [/FONT][/COLOR]German[*******#333333][FONT=Verdana] Meko-type frigates and would be something smaller and simpler for the transition to the TF2000 air defense frigates,” said the official last week.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    [*******#333333][FONT=Verdana]The Navy also has programs to produce a land platform dock, resembling a helicopter carrier, and submarines. It also is building eight corvettes. Corvettes and frigates are the smallest warships, but frigates are the largest of these ships in the Navy of Turkey, which has no coasts on oceans.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]December/31/2012

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tur...&NewsCatID=345


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    Istanbul Shipyard (Winner shipyard of Turkish Navy LPD, Submarine Resque Mother Ship, RATSHIP) Logistic ship proposal[/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5]
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    [*******#5D5D5D][FONT=Trebuchet MS]Istanbul SNR-FRT-19800 and SNR-FRT-2500 are designed to fulfill all needs of underway replenishment, especially FRT-19800 is capable of vertical replenishment and has dry cargo and container handling ability.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    • Principle Dimensions & Performance
    • [*******#000000]Displacement (ton) [/COLOR]: ~ 19400 tons
    • [*******#000000]Length (Loa) [/COLOR]: 145.00 m
    • [*******#000000]Beam (molded) [/COLOR]: 21.60 m
    • [*******#000000]Draft (T) [/COLOR]: 8.6 m
    • [*******#000000]Max. Speed [/COLOR]: > 16 knots
    • [*******#000000]Cont. Speed [/COLOR]: > 14 knots


    • Armament
    • 2 x PHALANX
    • 2 x 12.7 mm Heavy Machine Guns with fixed platform


    • Propulsion
    • Engine Output 2 x 4600 kW
    • Propulsion CPP

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    Nice looking vessel. A good mix of capabilities. Wish our navy would buy one.

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    Looks like a solid plan, though container handling seems an odd priority. Containers aren't useful for UNREP.

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    Delta Marine's proposal
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    Looks like a Tide class fleet tanker of the Royal Navy:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halidon View Post
    Looks like a solid plan, though container handling seems an odd priority. Containers aren't useful for UNREP.
    Supporting potential expeditionary forces in the future? UN deployments, for example.

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    Looks great. Could be useful for Turkey's future Air defence Frigate like the TF-2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfish View Post
    Supporting potential expeditionary forces in the future? UN deployments, for example.
    Yeah I guess they don't want to be reliant on commercial charters if the balloon goes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halidon View Post
    Yeah I guess they don't want to be reliant on commercial charters if the balloon goes up.
    Containers are used for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. As you say, there are no guarantees you will get a commercial vessel to deliver cargo in times of crisis.

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    Not quite the same but you can see a general trend developing here. Budget cuts are forcing navies to cram as much capability in a single platform, especially with support vessels.

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    Current Turkish naval tankers
    A-572 TCG Yzbaşı İhsan Tulunay

    A-580 TCG AKAR
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