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Turkey looks to next generation of fast attack craft

22nd January 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul

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A new type of fast attack craft will be built domestically for the Turkish Naval Forces.

Work is under way in Turkey to implement an ambitious naval modernisation programme as a means of asserting its sovereignty and projecting power in the Mediterranean — but until now insufficient attention has been paid to the need for modern fast attack craft (FAC).

Turkey arguably must regard the procurement of modern and agile FAC as a high priority because this is one area where the Hellenic Navy has an edge, having almost completed its acquisition programme of Roussen-class missile boats.

The Turkish Naval Forces operate eight Doğan-class, two Yıldız-class and nine Kilic-class FAC, with an

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı


Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. …

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