Bayraktar Class LST

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Bayraktar LST Delivered to Turkish Navy

Bayraktar, the first of two Turkish tank landing ships (LSTs) on order from the country’s Adik shipyard, was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command (TNFC) on 22 April. Local industry participation in the construction of the 140 m-long ship was 70.68%, including a 48% contribution by small and medium-size enterprises, according to a statement […]

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Raytheon Awarded $288 Million to Provide Mk 15 CIWS Upgrades to the U.S. Navy, Turkey, and Australia

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $287,958,605 firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract N00024-15-C-5406 to exercise options for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware.  CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses.  […]

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Turkey Launches Amphibious Ship

Turkey has launched a 140-meter-long amphibious ship at a high-profile ceremony. The Bayraktar is the first of two landing ship tanks that Turkey’s procurement officials have commissioned. The vessel was designed, developed and built by a privately owned Turkish shipyard, Anadolu Tersanesi. The Bayraktar is expected to boost naval operational capabilities. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was present at […]

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State Department Approves $310 Million Sale of Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems to the Turkish Navy

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $310 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Turkey […]