Turkey receives indigenously manufactured submarine head section
STM has provided coordination and engineering services for the first indigenously manufactured torpedo-tube head sections, which is only produced by a few countries, at the Gürdesan Shipyard.
The torpedo section was produced for Reis-class submarines and has been delivered to Gölcük Shipyard Command on 13 September 2021. Three more deliveries are expected by March 2022.
The first torpedo section produced and delivered using national resources will be integrated into TCG MURATREİS, the third submarine of the New Type Submarine Project (NTSP).
Özgür Güleryüz, general manager, STM, commented: ‘As part of NTSP, we have so far localised 33 systems… working with 19 local companies’.
The navy rolled out the first Reis-class submarine in December 2018 before its launch in 2019. The first boat will be delivered in 2022 with the final delivery expected by 2027.
According to Shephard Defence Insight, the Reis-class submarine is a German design that builds upon the Type 209 and is in service with four countries: Greece, Portugal South Korea and Turkey.
The delivery dates in this article were amended on 30 November
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