İSTİF CLASS (G-Milgem)
Displacement: 3000 tons, full load
Dimensions: 113 x 14.4 x 4.35 metres
Speed, Range: 15 knots economical, 29+ knots maximum, 3500 miles at 15 knots.
Guns: 1 x 76mm, 1 x Mk 15 Phalanx, 2 x 12,7mm
Missiles: 16 x SSM
Mk41 Mod 2 launcher for 64 RIM-162 ESSM SAM
Torpedoes: 2 x 324 mm Mk 32 triple launcher for Mk 46 Mod 5; anti-submarine torpedoes.
Helicopters: 1 x S-70-B2 Seahawk
Radars: SMART-S Mk2 3D air/surface search; Sting fire control; ALPER navigation
Other: ASELFLIR 300D, ARES-2N ESM system
This class is a natural evolution of the Ada class corvettes with a larger surface to surface and a surface to air missile load.
The first steel for the lead ship TCG İstanbul was cut on 19 January 2017. The details on machinery and other weapon and sensor systems have not been disclosed yet.