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Indigenous Submarine Project Started

Indigenous Submarine Project Started 15 October, 2019


The Indigenous Submarine (MİLDEN) project, which constitutes the second stage of the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarines of the Turkish Navy, has officially started. Speaking at the Ninth Naval Systems Seminar, Deputy General Director of Shipyards of the Ministry of National Defence, Rear Admiral Mehmet Sarı, made a presentation about the MİLDEN Project. According to Sarı's statement, the first cadres were appointed, and the first appointments were made.

After the completion of the design activities for the Indigenous Submarine, the planning period for construction will begin. The first submarine is expected to be completed in the second half of the 2030s. Design and development of this submarine will benefit from the technology and information package obtained from Germany during the construction of U-214 AIP-type Reis Class Submarines. It was decided to construct six U-214 AIP-type Reis Class Submarines, which were signed by the Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) and German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems on 22 June 2011, to Gölcük Shipyard Command.

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