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Domestic Weapons to I Class Frigate

Domestic Weapons to I Class Frigate 7 May, 2020

President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the I-class frigate and naval projects.

The first ship of the class, TCG Istanbul is under construction. It is on the agenda that domestic weapons are preferred for next three other platforms. Stating that the ship-based missile work at various ranges continues. Prof. Dr. Demir explained that the work for the Atmaca and Gezgin missiles continue and that the engine process is about to result in a positive. It was underlined that studies are currently underway for anti-ship and naval cruise missiles with longer range and larger warheads and also air defence missiles. Dr. Demir told "Process will start with the integration of a foreign vertical launch system (VLS) at first then the domestic VLS was also on the agenda in the following period for TF-2000s." Similarly, it was stated that the choice of torpedoes from domestic sources was also on the agenda.

Professor Dr. Demir answered questions about the construction of frigates in private shipyards. Stating that the necessary infrastructure and preparations have been completed, and announced that the tender will be held as soon as the green light is on.

You can watch the full stream from our C4Defence TV Youtube account.

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