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Turkey set to increase submarine fleet

9th January 2020 - 09:21 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul


The Turkish navy is about to enter a new era of underwater warfare as it prepares to induct a new class of submarine in to its fleet.

In acquiring new submarines Turkey is following a current trend in the upgrading of underwater warfare capabilities both in Europe and more widely across the globe.

The navy rolled out the first Type 214 TN class submarine, TCG Pirireis, on 22nd December 2019 at Gölcük Naval Shipyard.

It is the first in class of six new air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines being acquired by Ankara. The contract for vessels was signed in July

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Cem Devrim Yaylalı


Cem Devrim Yaylalı

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

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