Turkish Defence Ministry announced last week that the fire tests would occur on December 26th. The tests were postponed for a day and took place on the 27th. The Ministry announced on social media that an Akya heavy-weight torpedo was launched from the TCG Preveze (S-353) submarine. The Ministry stated that Akya hit the target vessel (ex-TCG Gazal, ex-USS Sioux) and destroyed it. This statement and a photo with the “Akya harp” notice mark that the torpedo had a live warhead. “Harp” is a Turkish word for “war”.
The torpedo was tested many times, but this test with a live warhead made it operational.
AKYA is the result of collaboration among ARMERKOM, TUBİTAK SAGE and ROKETSAN.
The Preveze Class submarine TCG Preveze (S-353) is modernised with HAVELSAN’s MÜREN Combat Management System.
All Turkish submarines in the inventory and Reis Class ones that will enter the inventory will launch the 533 mm Diameter torpedo.
|Submarines, Surface Targets
|Active/Passive Sonar Head with Acoustic Counter- Countermeasure Capability and Wake Guidance
|Proximity / Impact
|Insensitive Warhead with Underwater Shock Effect
|Brushless DC Electrical Motor + Counter-rotating Propeller System
|High-Energy Chemical Battery