Turkish Naval Forces commission Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk

According to information published by Aksam on December 2, 2021, the Turkish Naval Forces commissioned the Test And Training Ship Project - TCG UFUK (A-591) in the presence of Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT).
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Launching ceremony of Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Picture source: Turkish Ministry of Defense)

The Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk (A-591) was launched with a ceremony held on February 9, 2019.

The vessel is planned to be used in the testing and training needs as well as signal and electronic intelligence missions of the Turkish Naval Forces.

The Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk (A-591), designed using the hull form of MİLGEM Ada Class Corvette, can navigate for 45 days without interruption in harsh climatic and marine conditions, including international waters.

The ship, which will be the first intelligence ship in Turkey, is projected to be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command in 2020 with 99.5 meters of overall length, 14.4 meters of maximum width, 2,400 tons of displacement and 3.6 meters of draft, and the necessary platform for a 10-ton helicopter.