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Turkish Navy Tested An ESSM Missile

I don’t know where, or when but apparently Turkish Navy fired an ESSM missile from a MK-41 VLS launcher on a Gabya (Perry) class frigate.

The photos above are taken from the footage of The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. The national public broadcaster of Turkey made a TV program about the Turkish digital combat management system named GENESIS (Gemi Entegre Savaş İdare Sistemi). Click here to watch the show.

Although the name of the frigate that fires the ESSM was never mentioned during the show, I assume it must be F-495 TCG Gediz, the first Gabya (Perry) class frigate to receive the Mk-41 VLS.

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3 Responses to Turkish Navy Tested An ESSM Missile

  1. Mehmet Kale says:

    What if another *Gokceada class frigate got her VLS launcher installed?

    P.S. I name F494-F497 as Gokceada class frigates because of their projected Smart-S Mk2 + Mk41 VLS/ESSM capabilities.

  2. The test was done on board of F-495 TCG Gediz. This is confirmed by the producer of the program from TRT.

    But it is true that other frigates will receive VLS launchers in the future.

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