Blogger Enes Balcı shared the photos of TCG DERYA (A-1590) at sea trials. The Turkish Flag was also seen hoisted.
Ordered by the Defence Industry Agency (SSB), Sefine Shipyard constructed the vessel, and the combat systems components of the project are provided in partnership with Aselsan and Havelsan. The targeted local production rate in the project is 77 per cent.
The vessel will carry the fuel oil, water, food, spare parts, medical supplies, and ammunition supply needs, including helicopter fuel, by means of replenishment at sea. Besides its supply capabilities and combat ships such as MİLGEM and LHD, it can also perform Command-and-Control Ship duty during missions at sea and beyond the ocean.
The 26,000-ton Sea Supply Combat Support Ship TCG Derya (A-1590) will be the second largest support ship in the Turkish Navy. She has a length of 199.9 meters and a width of 24.4 meters.
TCG DERYA (A-1590) will be able to carry out joint operations with Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV).