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,
IDEF 2021: Indigenous Turkish Naval Programmes (Defence Insight analysis)
Current and upcoming Turkish naval programmes are defined by one main theme: building the Turkish defence industry. The MILGEM project, which made a commitment to use local companies to develop an indigenous product, began with the development of the Ada-class corvettes in 2004. This kickstarted a complex naval shipbuilding capability in Turkey to build indigenous frontline surface warships.
Active programmes show that MILGEM is broadly achieving its ambitions. In terms of surface ships, the Turkish Naval Forces have Istef-class (TF-100) multi-role frigates and four TF-2000 Air Defence Warfare (ADW) destroyers.
Turkish ambitions are not restricted to surface warships, though. …
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