Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2022
Total Production: 8
Also Known As: MILGEM Block II, TF100 and TF2000
Origin: Turkey
Corporations: Aselsan, Havelsan, Istanbul Naval Shipyard* and Yaltes   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: MILGEM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 27 September 2011
Total Production: 16
Family Members: Ada
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Description: The Turkish Navy MILGEM project is a next generation, affordable class of corvettes/light frigates 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 project includes construction of four corvettes and eight light frigates called TF100 and TF2000.

The Istanbul-class frigate, also referred to as TF100 and TF2000, has been designed to perform Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) missions carrying ESSM missiles as well as Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) missions carrying 16 anti-ship missiles. The Turkish Navy expects to commission the lead frigate in 2022 or 2023.

Istanbul Specifications

Crew: 125
Number of Aircraft: 1
Number of Engines: 3
Number of Weapons: 32
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Beam: 14.4 meter (47 foot)
Draft: 4.05 meter (13.3 foot)
Length: 113 meter (371 foot)
Max Range: 3,500 nautical mile (6,482 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 31,640 kW (42,413 hp)
Economical Speed: 15 knot
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Mission Endurance: 21 day
Full Displacement: 3,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Istanbul Ship Listing

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F517 -2024-
F518 -2025-
F519 -2026-
F520 -2027-
F521 -2028-
F522 -2029-

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