Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the “opening” ceremony of Turkey’s new warship.
The TCG Ufuk, Turkey’s first intelligence ship, was built with national resources, according to an Anadolu report, and was put into service today as part of the MILGEM project (Mili gemisi, National Ship).
It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring. The electronic systems and the corvette testing and training systems are manufactured by ASELSAN.
“We used to buy the vertical firing system from abroad, now we have national and local ones. We build many weapons and systems ourselves,” said the Turkish president.
“I wish the best for our ship, which I believe will make a significant contribution to the effective execution of our country’s security and intelligence activities at sea. We no longer want to buy from abroad,” Erdogan said. “Determination since 2004. Fortunately, we have reached these days. Thanks to the markets of the defense industry, Turkey has become a country that broke the dirty games with the discoveries we made.”
“We are now preparing our country for the war environment of the future with an active defense approach. We are focusing on the implementation of high-tech systems,” said the Turkish president.
“We have implemented many projects for the security of the Blue Homeland. We can build our own national warships, seismic research ships, coast guard ships and other vessels,” he added.
“We will be strong and deterrent in our seas. We will have 6-7-8 Milgem Stacker class frigates, as we went out to compete for ships. We are building our 3 warships at the same time. We will rise to the top of the world with our aircraft carrier “which we will produce with domestic national resources,” Erdogan said.
Source From: Capital