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Heybeliada  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 27 September 2011
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: Ada and MILGEM
Origin: Turkey
Corporations: Aselsan, Havelsan, Istanbul Naval Shipyard* and Yaltes   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: MILGEM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 27 September 2011
Total Production: 8
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Description: The Turkish Navy MILGEM, also known as Ada class, is a next generation, affordable class of corvette intended for patrol, anti-surface (ASuW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Designed in Turkey, Istanbul Naval Shipyard is the prime contractor with Aselsan, Havelsan and Yates integrating key electronic equipments and the ship's advanced command and control system. The ship features low life cycle costs, high survivability, shock resistance, excellent seakeeping characteristics, high reliability, and stealth hull design achieving low radar, magnetic, infrared and acoustic signatures.

The MILGEM-class corvettes will be provided with an aft flight deck allowing for operation of a single S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. The weapon system includes a 76mm dual-purpose gun, two 12.7mm remotely controlled machine guns, eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles, a single MK31 RAM self-defense missile weapon system and Mark 46 torpedoes. The Turkish Navy is expected to commission the lead ship, named Heybeliada, by 2011 with more ships to follow.

Heybeliada Specifications

Crew: 93
Dimensions
Beam: 14.4 meter (47 foot)
Draft: 3.59 meter (11.8 foot)
Length: 99 meter (325 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 3,500 nautical mile (6,482 kilometer)
Speed
Economical Speed: 15 knot
Top Speed: 29 knot (14.9 mps)
Weight
Full Displacement: 2,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Heybeliada News

There is 1 news
on 17 Dec 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007Turkish MILGEM Corvettes to Integrate SMART-S Mk2 and STING Mk2 Sensors

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Turkey8
YearHoldings
Jan 20142
20122
Sep 20111

Grand Total 81
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Super Rapidx1
Defensive Weapons
Mark 46
RIM-116A/B RAMx21
Offensive Weapons
Harpoon Block IIx8
Protection Systems
Mk-31 RAMx1
Sensor Systems
SMART-S Mk2x1
Sting EO Mk2
Support Aircraft
S-70B-2 Seahawkx1

Heybeliada Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
F511 TCG Heybeliada-27 Sep 2011-
F512 TCG Buyukada-2013-
F513 TCG Burgazada19 Jun 20162017-
F514 20172018-
F515 -2019-
F516 -2020-
F517 -2021-
F518 -2022-

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