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STM & ASFAT Signed an Agreement for Main Propulsion System Procurement & Integration to PN MILGEM

Issue 100

June 16, 2020. Within the scope of the export of MILGEM Corvettes to Pakistan, STM and Military Factory and Shipyard Management Inc. (ASFAT) signed an agreement on engineering solutions for the supply and integration of the Main Propulsion System.

ASFAT will be the main contractor and the construction of the PN MILGEM Corvettes (JINNAH Class) to be manufactured for the Pakistan Navy will be carried out at the Istanbul Shipyard Command and at the Karachi Shipyard. STM has previously made significant contributions toward indigenization by undertaking critical tasks in the development and production processes of ADA Class MILGEM Corvettes, with its engineering experience and ensuring the maximum participation of the Turkish industry.

As for the details of the main propulsion systems to be supplied under the agreement, no official statement has been made by STM and ASFAT so far.

The ISTIF-Class Frigate is powered by two MTU 20V4000 M93L diesel engines (driving two shafts), dry weight 12,900kg, and a LM2500 gas turbine (in CODAG configuration. Unlike the ISTIF Class, the ADA Class MILGEM Corvette is powered by a single 596 series MTU 16V 595TE90 diesel engine but serial production line of this 596 series diesel engine was closed by the manufacturer almost 3-4 years ago. If end-users procure and request this engine in the future, MTU will produce this engine series as part of upcoming orders.