Turkish Electronic Intelligence Ship, Ufuk to Enter the Navy’s Inventory

Turkish Electronic Intelligence Ship, Ufuk to Enter the Navy’s Inventory
Turkish Electronic Intelligence Ship, Ufuk to Enter the Navy’s Inventory
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The Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) of the Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk (A-591) are completed. The ship can be delivered to the Turkish navy anytime soon. In its designer company STM’s statements, “The ship is planned to be used in the testing and training needs as well as signal and electronic intelligence missions of the Turkish Naval Forces.”


ASELSAN made the most significant statement about the delivery of the ship in May. The company said at that time that “Testing activities of the Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk have been completed, and the final acceptance phase has begun. Within the scope of the project, acceptance test activities of the systems were carried out. Mission Systems; Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Harbour Acceptance Test (HAT) and Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) activities were carried out. LINE and SAT activities of Ship Systems were completed. Now the TCG Ufuk ship is counting the days for the final acceptance.”

Turkish Electronic Intelligence Ship, Ufuk to Enter the Navy’s Inventory

It was previously stated that the A-591 TCG Ufuk Ship would be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces on July 31, 2020. However, the delivery date of the ship was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Later, in the statement made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it was announced that the ship would be delivered to the Naval Forces Command at the end of 2020. According to the information obtained by TurDef, there was no obstacle in the delivery of the ship to the navy. The ship is waiting for the day of delivery.

TCG Ufuk is designed using the hull form of the MİLGEM Ada Class Corvette, can navigate for 45 days without interruption in harsh climatic and marine conditions, including international waters. She has a helipad for a 10-ton helicopter.

 

Technical specifications of Test and Training Ship A-591


Length
99.5 meters
Maximum Width
14.4 meters
Draft
3.6 meters
Displacement
 2400 tons
Maximum Speed
18+ knots