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New Termal Eyes for Turkish Submarines

New Termal Eyes for Turkish Submarines 8 August, 2019

Turkey has signed an agreement, which is worth 45 million US Dollar, with Hensoldt. Under the agreement, the Turkish Navy will supply eight SERO 400 periscopes with thermal imaging capabilities. Periscopes will be integrated into Preveze Class (Type 209/1400) submarines.

Preveze Class (Type 209/1400) submarines are named after the Type 209 steel, which is the construction material of the submarine, and weight of the submarine, which is 1400 tons. The platform, which has a displacement of 1585 tons during the dive, is operated by the crew of 36 people. The submarine, which can reach a speed of 10 nautical miles, is armed with eight 533-mm torpedo tubes and UGM-84 Harpoon missiles. Turkish Navy has four Preveze Class submarines.

For the first time, two SERO 400 systems will be combined. Hensoldt will supply a total of eight SERO 400 periscopes, all of them with thermal imagers as add-on units.

The order was placed by the Turkish company Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM).

New Termal Eyes for Turkish Submarines

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