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Anadolu shipyard from Turkey launches second training ship QTS 92 Al Shamal for Qatari Navy


According to a Tweet published by the Defence Turk on December 26, 2020, the Turkish Anadolu shipyard has launched the second Cadet Training Ship (CTS) QTS 92 Al Shamal build for the Qatari Navy.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Turkish-made second training ship, QTS 92 Al Shamal for Qatari navy.  (Picture source Twitter Account Defence Turk)


The contract for the delivery of two training ships was signed between Qatar and the Turkish Anadolu shipyard during DIMDEX naval defense exhibition that was held in Qatar in March 2018.

The ship has an approximate length of 90 m, a beam of 14.2 m, and 2,150 tones of full load displacement. Besides basic naval cadet training, The CTS a helipad for medium size helicopter on the stern and will be capable to provide combat management and weapon training to the trainees as well. A secondary mission such as offshore patrol duties can be carried out.

The ship has been specifically designed to meet the Qatari Navy's needs. They will be used to train the future Qatari Navy personnel. The ships will be equipped with classrooms, training areas,... The ship has the capacity to train 76 naval cadets.

The ship is powered by two main Diesel engines developing 5460 kW. She can reach a top speed of 22 knots. The ship has a crew of 41 people. The armament of the ship includes on 30 mm automatic cannon and two 12.7mm caliber heavy machine guns.