>Modernization Project For Atılay Class Submarines Approved

>On their latest meeting on 18th December 2010, Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) decided to start contract negotiations with STM for the upgrade of Type 209 Atılay class submarines.

According to the latest modernization project for the Type 209, Atılay Class submarines, the oldest two boats will be decommissioned as soon as the first Type 214 submarines enter into fleet.

The periscope, ESM / ECM and communication system of the existing boats will be upgraded. In order to keep costs down a modern purpose built Underwater Command and Control System integration is not planned in the project. These old boats are going to get some might punch though. It is planned to modify four of the torpedo tubes so that they can use Mk48 ADCAP Mod6 AT heavy weight torpedoes.

On the same meeting SSIK also decided to start an acquisition project of 600 tonnes vessels for Turkish Coast Guard. These vessels will be used for extended patrols in adverse sea conditions. There are no details about these vessels yet.

This is the third meeting of the SSIK in 2010.

In the first meeting in January it was decided to start contract negotiations for constructions of 2 LST’s.

In the second meeeting in June, it was decided to start contract negotiations for construction of submarine rescue ship (MOSHIP) and two rescue and towing ships (RATSHIP) with Istanbul Shipyard.

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