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Ares to Build 122 Patrol Boats for Turkish Coast Guard

Ares to Build 122 Patrol Boats for Turkish Coast Guard 21 March, 2020

Ares Shipyard is providing 122 fast patrol boats (FPB) to the Turkish Coast Guard as part of a programme according to shepherd media. The program is nearing the end of design validation, with planned production expected in second quarter of 2020.

The Ares 35 FPB is a new design with a maximum speed of 35kt and a range of 160 nautical miles. It will be manufactured using carbon-reinforced advanced composites with two inboard diesel engines and water jets.

Utku Alanc, CEO of Ares Shipyard, said: ‘The project represents the largest volume serial production in Turkey’s shipbuilding history…the project is planned to last for five years.’

The company aims to deliver six boats every two months. The FPBs will be used for SAR and other maritime security-related missions in all coastal areas of Turkey.

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