|Status:||On Order||Under Negotiation|
|Ships:||F515 Istanbul (Laid down January 2017, expected launch 2021)||Unknown|
|F516 Izmir (Planned)|
|F517 Izmit (Planned)|
|F518 Icel (Planned)|
|Cost:||~$300 million per ship||$300-500 million per ship|
|Country of origin:||Turkey|
|Manufacturer:||Lead developer and construction: Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command; U.S. and European defense firms provide bulk of sensors and weapon systems|
|Length:||370.7 ft (113 m)|
|Beam:||47.2 ft (14.4 m)|
|Draft:||14.4 ft (4.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Gas and diesel (CODAG) engeines|
|Speed:||44+ mph (72.2 km/h / 39+ knots)|
|Range:||4,028 miles (6,482 km / 3,500 nm) @15 kt|
|Guns:||1 x 76mm/62cal OTO Melara Super Rapid main gun|
|2 x 12.7mm Aselsan Stabilized Machine Gun Platforms (STAMP) or 2 x 25mm Aselsan STOP remote weapon system|
|1 x Mk 15 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS)|
|Anti-air:||~16 x Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) in Mk41 vertical launch systems (VLS)|
|Anti-ship:||16 x RGM-84L Harpoon II missiles|
|Other:||2 x Mk32 324mm torpedo launchers for Mk46 or Mk54 anti-submarine torpedoes|
|Radar/Sensors:||Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multibeam S-band radar (manufactured locally by Aselsan)|
|Thales STING-EO Mk2 I/K-band fire control system (radar and electro-optic)|
|Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT S-band navigation radar|
|Aselsan ALPER X-band radar|
|Aselsan ASELFLIR-300T advanced targeting system|
|Defense/ Countermeasures:||Aselsan Laser Warning Receiver (LIAS)|
|Aselsan ARES-2N electronic surveillance measures (ESM)|
|BAE Mk36 Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Countermeasures (SRBOC) chaff and decoy system|
|Aselsan HIZIR torpedo countermeasure system|
|Other:||Havelsan GENESIS combat management system (CMS)|
|Yaltes UNIMACS 3000 integrated platform control monitoring system|
|OSI Geospatial digital chart integrated navigation system|
|Aselsan X-band SATCOM terminals|
|1 x S-70B Seahawk helicopter which can carry AGM-119 Penguin Mk2 anti-ship missiles, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, UMTAS missiles, and Mk46 and Mk54 anti-submarine torpedoes|
|2 x Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs)|
|Notes:||Evolution of Turkey’s indigenous MILGEM (National Ship) project, known as the Block II, TF-100, or I Class. Successor to the smaller Ada Class anti-submarine corvettes|
- D-Mitch, “Ada class corvettes of the Turkish Navy,” Naval Analyses, June 26, 2015.
- Cem Devrim Yaylali, “Istif Class (G-Milgem),” Bosphorus Naval News, 2016.
- Burak Ege Bekdil, “Sources: Turkey to ink ‘largest ever export deal for local industry,” Defense News, May 10, 2017.
- “Turkey begins construction of first national frigate ‘Istanbul’,” Daily Sabah, January 19, 2017.
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