New Generation Intelligence Ship “TCG UFUK” Commissioned

Date: Issue 112 - February 2022

The TCG UFUK (A-591) test and training ship was built at Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla-Istanbul within the scope of the contract signed between STM (main contractor) and the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) on December 30, 2016.  It was officially put into service with a ceremony that was held on January 14, 2022, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, National Defense Minister Hulusi AKAR, Chief of General Staff General Yaşar GÜLER, Force Commanders, President of Defense Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR, STM General Manager Özgür GÜLERYÜZ and military and defense officials.

President of Defense Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR began his speech by thanking the main subcontractor Istanbul Shipyard and the subcontractor companies for their contributions to the project, and said, “I would like to thank Türk Loydu and all 194 companies, especially ASELSAN, HAVELSAN, İŞBİR, ANEL, YALTES, GÜRDESAN, MEG GEMİ and Poyraz, who contributed to this ship. I would also like to express my gratitude to the Turkish Naval Forces Command, which has always supported us, as in this project and all other projects.”