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The Third Aircraft Delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Under The MELTEM-3 Project

Issue 106

On May 9, 2021, The Ministry of National Defense announced on its social media account that the 3rd ATR72/600 aircraft under the MELTEM-3 Project has entered service with the Turkish Navy. The statement of the Ministry of National Defense includes, "The 3rd aircraft under the MELTEM-3 Project has entered service with the Turkish Naval Forces on May 04, 2021, following the ground and flight tests carried out in Caselle/Italy and Cengiz Topel Naval Air Base/Kocaeli."

Within the scope of the Meltem-3 project, the first P-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) was delivered to the Turkish Navy on December 11, 2020, while the second P-72 MPA was delivered on March 10, 2021.