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Revealed: How Turkey is modernising its Barbaros-class frigates

15th January 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul

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A new graphic has been released revealing how the modernisation of Turkey’s Barbaros-class frigates will enhance the capabilities of the vessels.

Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries published a graphic image at the beginning of January showing details of the mid-life upgrade of the four Barbaros MEKO 200 Track IIA and Track IIB frigates. 

Launched in August 2018, the mid-life modernisation contract is valued at close to €270 million ($300 million). 

As well as extending the useful life until 2040 of the four Barbaros-class frigates, which were commissioned between 1995 and 2000, Turkey is aiming to replace foreign systems

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı

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

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