Another critical stage has been completed in the Turkish Navy New Type Submarine Project, launched by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) for the Turkish Naval Forces Command. The head section (Torpedo Section) housing the torpedo tubes has been produced in Turkey with indigenous and national means for the first time, in Gürdesan Shipyard with engineering and coordination services provided by STM. The Torpedo Section was transported by sea from the Gürdesan Shipyard in Yalova and delivered to Gölcük Shipyard Command on 13 September. It will be integrated into MURATREİS, the 3rd submarine of project.
In his statement, Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, President of Defence Industries said:, “We have successfully completed yet another stage in the Turkish Navy New Type Submarine Project (Reis Class Submarines – NTSP) and it is poised to become the most modern submarine platform of the Turkish Navy. We are proud to have realised the production of the Torpedo Section, the most critical submarine part housing the torpedo tubes, for the first time in our country. The localization of the Torpedo Section has been a significant gain in experience on the way to the National Submarine Project.”
Özgür Güleryüz, General Manager of STM, stated that they have achieved a historic success towards the production of the Reis Class Submarines, which will increase deterrence by Turkish Naval Forces within Blue Homeland. Güleryüz said, “We have made the first delivery of the Torpedo Section, which we are still producing for Reis Class Submarines. In the project, we have succeeded in surpassing the targeted indigenousness rate. As part of NTSP, we have so far localised 33 systems. As STM, we have also contributed to the capacity development of domestic contractors by working with 19 local companies under the NTSP project. STM has once again demonstrated its continued successful ecosystem building regarding localisation on the way to national submarine production. On this occasion, before congratulating all my teammates who have contributed, I’d like to take a moment to commemorate our former Marine Projects Director, the late Mazlum Savaş Onur, who pioneered the implementation of the project.”