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New type of submarine launched in Turkey


A new type of Hızır Reis submarine, capable of operating under water for weeks without surfacing, was launched in Turkey.

This was reported by Ukrinform with reference to the statement of the Turkish Ministry of Defense. twitter.

“On May 25, 2023, the second new type Hızır Reis submarine was launched at Gölcük Shipyard. We congratulate our Naval Forces,” he said.

As mentioned TRT NewsThe first TCG Piri Reis (S-330) submarine built at Gölcük shipyard was launched in March 2021. Within the scope of the project, the first welding ceremony of the TCG Hızır Reis submarine and the TCG Selman Reis submarine was held on May 23, 2022 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Equipped with air-independent propulsion, the Reis class submarines will be able to operate underwater for weeks without surfacing. This type of submarine is 68 meters long, weighs more than 2,000 tons and can accommodate 40 people.

According to the news of Ukrinform, last October with the participation of Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska and Naval Forces Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleksiy Neizhpapa in Istanbul, took place Ceremonial launching of the “Island” type corvette built in Turkey for the Armed Forces Navy and named after Hetman Ivan Mazepa.

Source: Ukrinform



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