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Turkey’s ASFAT on track to deliver first Hisar OPV in 2024

2nd December 2023 - 07:02 GMT | by Giovanni Rasio in Istanbul


TCG Akhisar and TCG Kochisar have been in dry-docked at Istanbul Naval Shipyard for outfitting works since September 2023. (Photo: ASFAT)

While outfitting activities on the first two Hisar-class OPVs have been advancing at Istanbul Naval Shipyard, discussions for additional platforms continue.

ASFAT (Military Factory and Shipyard Management) has confirmed to Shephard that it was on track to deliver the first ship of Turkey’s indigenous Hisar-class OPV programme by 2024.

The Turkish state-owned company started construction of TCG Akhisar on 15 August 2021 as prime contractor of the programme, while the steel cut ceremony for the second vessel, TCG Kochisar, took place on 25 November 2022.

Both vessels were launched on 23 September 2023 and have been dry-docked at Istanbul Naval Shipyard for outfitting works. Despite being launched on the same day, Shephard understood there was a four-month gap in

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Giovanni Rasio


Giovanni Rasio

Giovanni Rasio is a Senior Naval Analyst at Shephard’s Defence Insight business intelligence service. Before …

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