Beyaz Fırtına Naval Exercise
2 Jun 2016 Leave a comment
Turkish Navy concluded Beyaz Fırtına (White Storm) 2016 naval exercise on 28 May 2016.
Interestingly members of media were not invited to watch the exercise. Thus all photos available are made by Turkish Naval Forces.
12 frigates, 7 corvettes, 13 fast attack craft, 7 submarines, 1 amphibious ship, 12 auxiliaries, 1 inteligence gathering ship and 2 mine warfare ships plus 5 aircraft and 15 helicopters took part in the exercise. 6 guided missiles, one torpedo and more than 4000 rounds from different guns were fired against a number of targets. The ex frigate TCG Zafer and the ex patrol boat TCG AB-24 were sunk. You can read the analysis of TCG Zafer’s sinking here. There are no photos from the sinking of TCG AB-24. Thus it is not possible to identify the type of the ammunition used against her.
Below is the list some of the ships took part in the exercise:
|A-573||Binbaşı Saadettin Gürcan||Tanker|
|P-330||Kılıç||Fast attack craft|
|P-332||Mızrak||Fast attack craft|
|P-340||Doğan||Fast attack craft|
|P-344||Rüzgar||Fast attack craft|
|P-345||Poyraz||Fast attack craft|
|P-346||Gurbet||Fast attack craft|
|P-347||Fırtına||Fast attack craft|
|P-349||Karayel||Fast attack craft|