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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:36 pm

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Name:HEYBELIADA, Ada class, Builders:Istanbul Naval Shipyard for the Turkish Navy. Subclasses:TF-100 class, built:2007–’11, in service:2011–present.
Building:6, planned:12, completed:2, active:2, laid up:3.
General characteristics
Class & type: Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare.
Type:Corvette (Ada class) Frigate (TF-100 class)
Displacement:2,400 tonnes, Length:99.56 m. Beam:14.40 m. Draft:3.90 m.
Installed power:Main: 31,640 kW. RENK CODAG, Aux: 4 x 588 kW.
Propulsion:1 gas turbine, 2 diesels, 2 shafts
Speed: Economy: 15 knots, Maximum: 30 knots.
Range:3,500 nautical miles (6,480 km) @ 15 knots.
Endurance:21 days with logistic support, 10 days autonomous
Boats & landing, craft carried:2 RHIB.
Complement:93 including aviation officers, with accommodation for up to 106
Sensors and processing systems:
Combat Management System: G-MSYS (GENESIS MİLGEM Savaş Yönetim Sistemi)
Search radar: SMART-S Mk2, Weapon control: STING EO Mk2, Sonar: TBT-01 Yakamoz
Communication: SatCom, GPS, LAN, ECDIS/WECDIS, Link 11/16
IPMS: UniMACS 3000
Others: X-Band radar, Fire Control Radar
Electronic warfare & decoys: SIGINT: ARES-2N
Others: Laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, DG, SSTD.
Guns:1 × 76 mm OtoMelara Super Rapid (retractable for lower radar cross section, guidance by fire control radar and electro-optical systems), A position
2 × 12.7 mm. Aselsan STAMP Stabilized Machine Gun Platform (guidance by Laser/IR/TV and electro-optical systems, automatic and manual modes), B position
Anti-surface missiles:
8 × Harpoon, Anti-aircraft missiles:21 × RAM (PDMS) Mk.41 VLS for ESSM (TF-100 class)
2 × 324 mm. Mk.32 triple launchers for Mk.46 torpedoes
Torpedo Defence System: Sea Sentor Surface Ship Torpedo Defense System
Aircraft carried: Hangar and platform for:S-70B Seahawk ASW helicopters
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Aviation facilities: Capability of storing armaments, 20 tons of JP-5 aircraft fuel, aerial refueling (HIRF) and maintenance systems

The MİLGEM project, from the Turkish words Milli Gemi (National Ship), is a Turkish national warship program, the purpose of which was to build a modern littoral combat warship with indigenous anti-submarine warfare and high-seas patrol capabilities, extensively using the principles of stealth technology in its design. Two MILGEM class corvettes have already been commissioned by the Turkish Navy and more are scheduled to enter into service in due course.

The corvettes of the MİLGEM project are named the Ada class (ada means island in Turkish, as each individual ship of the class is given the name of a Turkish island, in particular the Prince Islands in the Sea of Marmara, to the southeast of Istanbul). The lead ship of the class, TCG HEYBELIADA (F-511) is named after Heybeliada Island, where the Turkish Naval High School is located.

The project covers the construction of eight corvettes (Ada class) and four frigates (TF-100 class) for the Turkish Navy, with possible exports to other countries. The first two ships of the class, TCG Heybeliada (F-511) and TCG Büyükada (F-512) were built by the Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command. The cost of the lead ship TCG Heybeliada (F-511) was around US$260 million. On January 3, 2013, the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries announced that RMK Marine Gemi Yapım Sanayi A.Ş., a Turkish shipbuilding company, will construct a further six MİLGEM project (Ada class) corvettes for the Turkish Navy at a cost of US$1.5 billion.

In September 2013, then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the MİLGEM project was to be temporarily put on hold after the completion of the first two corvettes by the Istanbul Naval Shipyard, and that the bid won by RMK Marine to build six more corvettes was cancelled. This was reportedly because the other shipbuilders complained about the bidding process. He added that a new bidding process will take place.
When the MİLGEM project was officially launched in 1996, the Turkish Navy decided to use its own resources for the design, development and construction of a completely indigenous corvette. The MİLGEM Project Office of the Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command executes and coordinates the design, development and construction works of the MİLGEM project since 12 March 2004.

By developing the MİLGEM project, Turkey aims to build a warship using local resources to the maximum extent possible, and improve national military shipbuilding capacity and skills. The objectives of the MILGEM project are to enhance the littoral warfare capabilities and to meet the operational requirements of the Turkish Navy.

More than 50 local companies, including the largest Turkish defense firms such as STM and Aselsan, Havelsan, play a significant role in the MİLGEM project, gaining invaluable experience in warship design and construction.

The ships are driven by a RENK CODAG Cross Connect propulsion plant. It consists of a gas turbine rated at 23,000 kW. and two Diesel engines rated at 4,320 kW. Each diesel engine drives one controllable pitch propeller via a two speed main reduction gear. The cross connect gear splits the power from the gas turbine via both main reduction gears to the two shafts. The ship can be operated in Diesel mode, in single gas turbine mode or in CODAG mode where Diesel and gas turbine are providing a combined power of 27.640 kW.

According to the MILGEM acquisition model, Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) signed R&D contracts mostly for the two prototype ships which are considered to be development platforms for testing the design and integrated systems. Thus, being an open-end project, 1st and 2nd ships of the class are expected to be slightly different in terms of vessel design and system configuration. The subsequent ships, expected to be built by private shipyards, will have more optimised design and configuration.

TF-100 class frigate
Eight of the twelve MİLGEM project warships are classified as the Ada class corvette, while four of them will be equipped with additional weapon systems and will be classified as the TF-100 class frigate.

The TF-100 class will feature a slightly larger hull and will be equipped with the Mk.41 VLS, capable of firing RIM-66 Standard, RIM-162 ESSM and VL ASROC missiles, along with other systems for improved multi-role combat capabilities. The experience and technological know-how gained with the MİLGEM project will play an important role in determining the design characteristics and the development process of the TF-2000 class frigates, as well as the selection of the systems and equipment which will be used on these significantly larger and more capable warships.

Construction works of the first MİLGEM project warship, the Ada class corvette TCG Heybeliada (F-511), began on 22 January 2007. TCG Heybeliada was launched with a ceremony on September 27, 2008, that was attended by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey. On November 2, 2010, TCG Heybeliada started undergoing sea acceptance trials before being officially commissioned. TCG Heybeliada (F-511) entered navy service on 27 September 2011.

Production of the second Ada class corvette, TCG Büyükada (F-512), commenced on September 27, 2008. TCG Büyükada is expected to incorporate weapon systems with distinctive performances, such as the ASELSAN air-search radar. TCG Büyükada (F-512) was launched on September 27, 2011 and is undergoing sea acceptance trials before being officially commissioned. The construction of TCG Burgazada (F-513) commenced on September 27, 2011.
(Turkey 2008, 80 k. St.G?)
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Re: HEYBELIADA TCG F-511 (Turkey)

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:51 pm

This stamp of Turkey was issued for the 470th Anniversary of the Battle of Preveze in 1538 and the naval force day.
In the foreground the modern Turkish warship HEYBELIADA while in the background a battle scene of the sea battle of Preveze.
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