>First Turkish Perry With Mk-41 VLS On
19 Mar 2011 3 Comments
|F-495 TCG Gediz.
The first Gabya class frigate to receive Mk41 VLS
This is most probably the first photo of the Turkish frigate F-495 TCG Gediz with the newly installed 8 cell Mk-41 VLS system.
In 2009 it was announced that four of the eight Gabya (Perry) class frigates in Turkish inventory would receive a 8 cell Mk-41 VLS for ESSM and a new 3D radar for improved observation and fire control capabilities. This upgrade is similar to the modernization project conducted by Royal Australian Navy known as Project SEA 1390 or FFG UP.
Thales Smart S Mk-2 was selected as the new 3D radar, but it was not installed on the frigate yet.
All Gabya class frigates with the exception of F-496 TCG Gökova and F-497 TCG Göksu, have received the GENESIS mid-life upgrade.