Ada Class (MILGEM)


Turkey’s Shipbuilding Set for a Boost

The Turkish government has said that it intends to buy scores of naval assets in the next years, potentially giving a major boost to the country’s flourishing shipyards and their foreign partners. Under a program dubbed MILGEM (a Turkish acronym for “the national ship”) Turkish shipyards have built two corvettes. The third ship will be […]


GE Gas Turbines to Power Turkish Corvettes

GE Marine announced it has signed a contract with Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik Ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM), Ankara, Turkey, whereby GE will provide STM with LM2500 gas turbines. The engines will power the Turkish Navy’s third and fourth MILGEM multi-purpose corvettes, GE reported today during the IDEF ’15 industry trade show. STM is the program manager […]


Raytheon Awarded $517 Million for Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2 Development for the U.S. Navy, Turkey, and Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $517,300,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) requirements. This contract will procure all necessary efforts to design, qualify and test ESSM Block 2 and prepare the program for a successful ‘Milestone C’ decision, currently planned […]


USS Vella Gulf Conducts Exercises with Turkish Navy

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) participated in a bilateral underway engagement with the Turkish navy corvette TCG Bykada (F 512) in the Black Sea, June 10. The engagement provided U.S. Navy assets an opportunity to work with Turkey to improve maritime capabilities and interoperability in a number of maritime mission areas. […]


Turkish Navy Task Force En Route to Africa

Just over a week ago the Barbados Turkish Maritime Task Group departed Turkish Naval Base Golcuk to start its circumnavigation of Africa. The task force comprises the frigates F-495 TCG Gediz, F-245 TCG Orucreis, the corvette F-511 TCG Heybeliada and the replenishment tanker A-595 TCG Yarbay Kudret Gungor Bosphorus Naval News reported. South Africa is […]


Turkey Steadily Builds Its Coastal Muscles

Turkey is expanding its coastal defenses to counter conventional and nonconventional security threats, primarily in the Aegean and Mediterranean, including massive illegal emigration. Tens of thousands of immigrants from Turkish soil end up at the shores of EU member Greece’s eastern Aegean islands every year. But on Dec. 16, Turkey and the EU signed a […]