Turkish Defence Industry Has Began Work on Own Submarine

ANKARA, (BM) – Turkey intends to develop its own diesel-electric submarine, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar and Defense News. As transmits “NPlus1” citing Defense News, the country’s defense industry has already begun work on this topic.

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According to Rear Admiral Mehmet Sari, deputy head of the shipbuilding department of the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Turkish defense industry enterprises have begun developing a submarine as part of the MILDEN project. It is planned that the first Turkish submarine will go into service with the country’s Navy by 2040.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense explained that the MILDEN project involves the development and construction of a diesel-electric submarine with an air-independent power plant. The submarines will be armed with heavy torpedoes and guided missiles. Other project details were not disclosed.

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When building a domestic submarine, the Turks intend to use the experience of building modified German Type 214 submarines, which were built together with German developers at the Turkish shipyard in Gölkük for the Indonesian Navy. In addition, Aselsan, a Turkey-based military electronics company, is one of the suppliers of Type 214 submarine equipment.

Currently, the Turkish Navy is armed with 12 diesel-electric submarines of three types: Atilay, Prevez and Gyur. All of them are built according to the German project Type 209.

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Recall that in 2014, Turkey adopted a program for the active development of the domestic defense industry, providing for the development of original types of weapons and military equipment that could compete on the world market with American and Russian models.

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