Turkish-designed corvettes will be produced for the Ukrainian Navy using Turkish technologies at the Okean shipyard in the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, the shipyard said on December 21st.
“In order to localize the corvette program, the Turkish State Defense Agency conducted an audit of the technical capacity of Ukrainian shipyards. The Ocean plant was selected and included in the corvette program, taking into account the unique technical capabilities of the enterprise, the availability of professional personnel and the current program for the modernization of production assets,” the statement said.
The parties signed a memorandum as part of the implementation of a framework military agreement signed in October 2020 during a meeting in Ankara between the presidents of Ukraine and Turkey, as well as a contract for the construction of corvettes, signed on December 14 this year in Kiev.
The memorandum provides for the signing of separate contracts between the parties in a clearly specified time frame, the Okean shipyard said.
The press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that the news refers to corvettes of the ADA class. The cost of the deal and the number of corvettes were not disclosed. It is noted that this is the first purchase of foreign warships by Ukraine.
The ADA-class corvettes have a total displacement of over 2,400 tons. The maximum speed is 29 knots and the cruising range is 3,500 miles. The crew is 106 people.
The corvettes are equipped with eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles, torpedo tubes for 324 mm torpedo tubes for 324 mm Mk.32 or Mk.46 torpedo tubes, a torpedo protection system, a 76-mm Oto Melara Super Rapid artillery mount, as well as anti-aircraft missiles in the form of RIM 116 PU Mk 49 RAM.
ADA-class corvettes are equipped with a modern combat control system, navigation, sonar and electronic warfare system. Such ships have a hangar for a helicopter or unmanned aerial vehicles. There is also a deck area for the departure and landing of aircraft.
The pace of construction of each of the corvettes is four years.
“If in 2021 the laying of the first corvette hull of this class takes place, then at the end of 2024 our fleet may receive the first ADA-class warship,” the Defense Ministry said.
Along with buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey, Ukraine decided to strengthen its navy with Turkey’s MILGEM (National Ship) Ada-class corvettes.
MILGEM project is a national warship program of the Republic of Turkey. Managed by the Turkish Navy, the project aims at developing multipurpose corvettes and frigates that can be deployed in a range of missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance, early warning, anti-submarine warfare, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air warfare, and amphibious operations.
As of 2018, the MILGEM project covers four Ada class anti-submarine warfare corvettes and one ELINT corvette, four Istanbul class multipurpose frigates and TF2000 class anti-air warfare destroyers destined for the Turkish Navy, four Jinnah-class frigates for the Pakistan Navy.
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Turkey is one of the few countries that produces its own national warships They will be equipped with Turkish Atmaca anti-ship missiles soon Good job
The world is shaking ^^
Greeks are shaking for sure xD For how long can you rely on foreign help It makes you a western puppy Greece doesnt have a defense industry which is a shame
Change your name to turkogyftos
You should be called turkogyftos
hahahaha turkey is no country these provinces of asia minor will be shared by russia and iran
Do they come with rubber ducks or is that an extra?
Good idea, put this ducks on top of Russian ‘oceanic’ tug boats that escort Russian warships. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dfb462faa962a1a73c21b5d66793fb8ad78a117891584a547cc1ce9faf07849b.jpg
Good idea, put this ducks on top of U.S. ‘oceanic’ tug boats that escort U.S. container rammers. Fixed ?
I heard a Russian tug boat is already anounced to participate in international exercises in Indian Ocean. There will be a lot of foreign sailors to be amused.
It was rerouted to save a U.S. guided missile cruiser. Probably another container ship…
Haha that’s what poor Russians will reply to all those jokes.
if bacon/jens are involved in production 29 knots only possible when sinking
I have the feeling that If they had put all this effort and money into establishing good political relations with Russia and the EU since 2012, today they would have large benefits with both of them and still conserving Crimea.
Plus all this navy, wouldn’t last more than 96 hours in a war against Russia.
Nikolaev shipyard is the one where Soviet carriers were built. So we can say that Turks will gain some technologies. As for Ukrops, most probably they will steal everything they can from shipyard for their chickens houses. https://youtu.be/aoY5a9nbr8k
This remembers me when Mericans were bashing Saddam in Top Gun but the difference of quality between productions is quite semnificative.
Do you mean that Ukrops chicken houses are not produced in accordance with EU Standards? Oh the horror!
They look exactly the same as the Russian chicken houses.
But… But… Ukraine is Europe! How it can be? You are telling terrifying things!
And you hate that, don’t you? Soon Huawei will protect you of European and Ukrainian internet.
Forget Huawei. What about Ukrainian chicken houses? How would you join EU if you can’t build European chicken houses? Your president Zelenskiy must initiate a pan-Ukrainian rebuild of chicken houses! It’s urgent!
Probably you are used to speak in the Russian authoritarian way, firget about that and talk about what I want. I don’t know if you tried a joke mimicing someone who talks like that or you don’t realise how weird it looks on the Internet or you are preparing to receive orders from the Chinese: Forget about present for your girlfriend, buy the new great leader book China from New Zeeland to Finland.
But what about Ukrainian chicken houses, would they be ever rebuilt as European chicken houses?
They will build the most secure chicken houses to prevent Jirinovsky come and rape the chikens.
When will you start to build? Would IMF credit be necessary for the first 10 chicken houses?
Yes and the Red Square will be renamed Stepan Bandera Square.
So when the great building of chicken houses will start?
When Trump finish building a great wall so Zirinovsky can’t stalk them naked.
Oh. Can Ukrainians do something without external management?
Yes, barbecue a la Odessa
Even this was orchestrated by foreign “advisers”.
Yes by Moscow.
Not this time. But you got the point. Ukrainians can do nothing without higher nation direct them. Who is directing Ukrops depends of historical moments. Turks, Russians, Germans or Brits.
That’s the case for all the nations that were not empires. Other than Switzerland.
For the moment Ukraine has blown away the Eurasian trade union dream, but China’s Silk Road is here to give Russians and the other ex-Soviet states, better trade opportunities.
Assuming Ukrops cheated China for 3 blns USD and also didn’t closed the contract with Chinese corporation in aerospace industry because of USA, we can say that only feature of Ukrops is the one which was prepared for them in plan OST. But besides of Germans, there will be Russian and Chinese masters. ROFL. And BTW. Due to implementing robotics in agriculture, only small number of Ukrops will be needed. So no vax from Russia, EU or USA.
Why should I worry?
Let me think… Humm I don’t find a good reason for now :)
Happy New Year, dude!
с Новым Годом, fellower!
It should be ‘comrade’, at my point. ROFL! Thank you bacon.
ROFL! But let’s hope “comrades” never come back again!
Reminds me of Above Engineering, back in Porkies days and what they managed to produce. Comedy Central so comes to mind.
In the meantime, what is happening to friends of Ukraine, over in the US?
Adam Schiff Removed from LAX by up to 15 LAPD and Airport Cops December 24, 2020 by IWB https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/adam-schiff-removed-from-lax-by-up-to-15-lapd-and-airport-cops/
turkey alignes with the nazis in such a fashion this is going to backfire badly for turkey and again turkey show its utter foolishness