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First PREVEZE Class Submarine Upgraded with MÜREN CMS Will Return to the Turkish Fleet IN THE FIRST QUARTER of 2022

The first PREVEZE Class Submarine upgraded with the GENESİS ADVENT based MÜREN Integrated Submarine Combat Management System, TCG PREVEZE, will be handed over to the Turkish Naval Forces (TNF) in 2022 following the completion of Sea Acceptance Tests (SATs). The Harbor Acceptance Tests (HATs) were completed in November 2021, and the SAT Phase is set to be completed during the first months of 2022. During its SAT Phase TCG PREVEZE will also perform a live firing test with a war shot AKYA National HWT (with live warhead and acoustic head) against an actual surface target (target ship).

Issue 111 - December 2021

Launched under a contract awarded on August 1, 2017, the MÜREN Combat Management System (CMS) PREVEZE Class Implementation Project is being carried out in cooperation with the Turkish Naval Forces Research Center Command (TNRC-C/ARMERKOM), Gölcük Naval Shipyard and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM. The Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) of the first submarine (TCG PREVEZE) equipped with the GENESİS ADVENT based MÜREN Integrated Submarine Combat Management System was supposed to be completed in June 2021, but this schedule was later extended at least by 6 months. According to current information TCG PREVEZE’s SATs will be completed in early 2022. According to contract, activities under the project should be completed in 72 months following the contract effectivity (To).

In order to get firsthand information on the current status of the MÜREN CMS PREVEZE Class Implementation Project, on November 22, 2021, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa VARANK paid a visit to the Gölcük Naval Shipyard, where he was welcomed by Gölcük Shipyard Commander Rear Admiral Mustafa SAYGILI, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan MANDAL, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Deputy Chairman Ali GÖRÇİN and Ministry of National Defense Shipyards General Manager Emre DİNÇER. During the visit, after getting a briefing about the Gölcük Naval Shipyard and ongoing activities, Minister VARANK first inspected Submarine Construction Factory A-Block in where 3 REİS Class Type 214TN Submarines are under construction, then he visited the TCG PREVEZE Submarine, the first ship to which the indigenously developed MUREN CMS was integrated. Meeting with the TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Team taking part in the project for the TCG PREVEZE Submarine, Minister VARANK also successfully carried out a simulated torpedo firing by using the MUREN CMS on board the TCG PREVEZE Submarine.