YAVUZ CLASS (MEKO 200 Track I)
|F-240||YAVUZ||30 May 1985||
11 Oct 1987
|F-241||TURGUTREİS||17 July 1987||
4 Feb 1988
|F-242||FATİH||24 Apr 1987||
12 Oct 1988
|F-243||YILDIRIM||22 July 1988||
17 Nov 1989
Displacement: 2919 tons full load
Dimensions: 110.5 x 14.2 x 4.1 metres
Speed, Range: 27 knots, 4100 miles at 18 kts.
Crew: 180 (24 officers)
Guns: 1 x 127 mm/54; 3 x 25 mm Sea Zenith (quad)
Missiles: 8 x Harpoon SSM; Mk 29 Mod4 launcher: 16 x Sea Sparrow SAM
Torpedoes: 2 x 324 mm Mk 32 triple launcher for Mk 46 Mod 5; anti-submarine torpedoes.
Helicopters: 1 x AB 212 ASW
Radars: DA 08, air search; AWS 6 Dolphin, air/surface search; STIR, fire control; WM 25, fire control; 2 x Seaguard, fire control; TM 1226, navigation; URN 25, Tacan
This class of ships are first modern frigates of Turkish Navy. The first was built in Germany the last two in Turkey. They are all diesel configuration.
There is an on going procurement project for implantation of an Electronic Warfare Suite for Yavuz class ships. There will be locally produced ECM, ECCM systems, active decoys, LWR’s, IRST and the necessary user interface systems.
These ships are nearing to the end of their service life. When the next generation of general propose frigates enter into Turkish Navy this class may be phased out.