Turkish has completed upgrades on two AY-class submarines, contractor STM, an Ankara-based defense technology company said. The modernization project comprising renewal of Electronic Support, Attack and Search Periscopes and Inertial Navigation Systems has been carried out by STM as the main contractor and applied successfully to TCG Doganay (S-351) and TCG Dolunay (S-352) AY-class submarines.* (...) The modernization projec [started in 2011] led by STM remains significant in a way that for the first time in the history of Turkey a civilian company has been appointed as a main contractor of a Navy submarine project (..)
Turkey's order for the local construction of a landing platform dock (LPD) based on the Spanish Juan Carlos class has come into effect, Navantia told IHS Jane's on 22 September. The contract, signed in May, came into effect with the receipt of Turkey's first payment for the vessel by Navantia on 18 September. SEDEF Gemi Insaati will construct the 27,436 tonne amphibious ship, based on Navantia's BPE (Buque de Proyección Estratégica) design, for the Turkish Navy's Havuzlu Cikarma Gemisi (HCG) programme. With reception of the first payment, construction work on the ship is scheduled to begin one year from now, with delivery scheduled for 2021. (...) Navantia is responsible for delivering design and technology transfer, and five 8,000 KW MAN Diesel & Turbo SE 16V32/40 diesel engines .