The ship was launched on February 9, 2019, with a ceremony that President Erdoğan attended. It has the same hull form as the first four corvettes of the MILGEM Project, which were primarily built for anti-submarine warfare. The ship will be used for intelligence operations. I
A 10-ton helicopter will be able to land on the Ufuk Corvette, which has a length of 99.5 metres, a maximum width of 14.4 metres, a displacement of 2 thousand 400 tonnes, and a draught of 3.6 metres.
STM is the main contractor, and ASELSAN provided command and control, electronic systems, and test training system equipment for the Corvette. TCG Ufuk will detect threats to national security in real-time by navigating for 45 days in extreme weather and sea conditions, including international waters.