The Ukrainian Defence Ministry has provided the armament list for its future ADA-class corvettes, according to the radio. As the primary strike system, the corvettes will be outfitted with Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The choice was unexpected as Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister had said that the indigenous Neptune ASM was considered. Turkey has Atmaca as well. According to the publication, the ship will also have MBDA’s VL-MICA NG and OtoMelara’s 76 mm SR naval gun. The ships will also be fitted with 324 mm MU-90 Impact torpedoes, Rheinmetall Oerlikon Millennium Gun as the close-in weapon system, and Aselsan’s 12.7 mm STAMP guns.
Turkey has begun construction on the first Ada-class corvette in Turkey. Ukrainian President Zelensky announced that the first corvette would be delivered to Ukraine by the end of 2023. The second will be built in Ukraine, at Ocean shipyard.