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Turkey-made Ukrainian military corvettes to be constructed in Okean shipyard

Corvettes can be produced for the Ukrainian Navy the usage of Turkish technology on the Okean shipyard inside the Ukrainian metropolis of Mykolaiv, the shipyard stated in an assertion Monday.


TCG Kınalıada, the fourth vessel produced as part of the MILGEM project, Oct. 1, 2019. (AA Photo)

The assertion stated that in the scope of navy cooperation agreements signed in October and on Dec. 14 among the 2 countries, a memorandum became signed with Turkey’s Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) to supply corvettes for the Ukrainian Navy.

The shipyard became selected with the aid of using the presidency after deliberating its specs and certified personnel, it added.

Along with shopping for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey, Ukraine determined to bolster its military with Turkey’s MILGEM (National Ship) Ada-elegance corvettes.

Under the procurement deal, Ukraine ambitions to bolster its military to enhance protection inside the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

The Ada-elegance corvette can perform the determination, location, classification, identity, and destruction of air, floor, and underwater goals in addition to offering naval gunfire support.

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In addition to warding off any ability threats, MILGEM anti-submarine fight frigates, that have to boost radar-evading technology can carry out maritime operations consisting of maritime surveillance and patrols, coastal and infrastructure safety, and the supervision and surveillance of distinct monetary zones (EEZs).

Ankara initiated the MILGEM assignment to domestically layout and construct a fleet of multipurpose corvettes and frigates in order to update older ships. An overall of 4 corvettes have joined the Turkish military’s stock to this point at the same time as Istanbul Frigate, the primary vessel of Turkey’s I-elegance frigates which are primarily based totally at the assignment is scheduled for September 2023.

Ukraine’s Okean (Ocean) Shipyard that’s placed in Mykolaiv province is the 1/3 predominant delivery creation backyard inside the area. It operates contemporary-day manufacturing centers furnished with the aid of using world-recognized companies, and it has a medium and heavy tonnage manufacturing line.

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