Turkiye Announces the Start of Sea Trials of TCG OruçReis

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Turkiye Announces the Start of Sea Trials of TCG OruçReis
Turkish Defence Ministry officially announced the start of the sea trials of the first upgraded Barbaros-class frigate, TCG Oruçreis (F-245).

Turkish MoD announced on its social media accounts that the sea trials of Barbaros-class (MEKO-200TN) frigate TCG Oruçreis (F-245) will start after the cruise tests are completed. The MOD published photos of the frigate taken during the tests conducted on November 16, 2023.

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The ship has undergone a Mid-Life Upgrade where HAVELSAN’s network-centric warfare-capable ADVENT CMS and indigenous sensors are integrated. The vessel has a higher mast that differs from the remaining same-class frigates.

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