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IDEF 2021: ASFAT unveils convertible version of Hisar OPV

25th August 2021 - 13:30 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


The OPV model on display at IDEF was equipped three different types of missile. (Photo: author)

ASFAT's design concept envisages an extensive armament and sensor package that could be fitted to OPVs to enhance their capabilities in a conflict scenario,

At the IDEF 2021 event, state-owned Turkish shipbuilding company ASFAT showcased a convertible variant of the Hisar class of OPV.

The model on display featured heavier armament than the baseline design, which is armed with a variety of different calibre guns. The new variant boasts eight anti-ship missiles, four HISAR air defence missiles, four UMTAS laser-guided missiles and two DSH rockets, in addition to other weapons.

According to an audiovisual presentation on ASFAT's stand, the OPV will be equipped with the Yakamos hull-mounted sonar, an EO system, an LPI (low probability of intercept) radar and a fire control radar, in addition to Aselsan's MAR-D

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Tayfun Özberk


Tayfun Özberk

Tayfun Ozberk is a former naval officer who is an expert in surface warfare, particularly …

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