More Milgem’s For Turkish Navy
29 Jul 2016 Leave a comment
Turkish defence acquisition agency Undersecreteriat For Defence industries (UDI) has issued a request for proposal for 4 more Milgem class corvettes.
To be honest, I did not expect that UDI would prepare a tender for more Milgem class warships, adding a new twist to the long and winding project. The reasoning behind this move can be
- to free Istanbul Naval Shipyard for further construction projects such as İ class
- to give support and work to the Turkish private shipyards
The RfP documents has not much valuable information. The competition is open to Turkish shipyards. And the contenders must have a floating dock or a slipway at least 115 meter or longer. The dealine for delivering the proposals is 30th November 2016.
This second batch of four ships will probably have the same design and armament of the existing ships.