Turkey's first frigate project approaches finalization
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The project is being conducted with the participation of almost all parts of the Turkish defense industry, Murat İkinci, the general manager of STM, told Anadolu Agency.
Built as an Istanbul-class frigate, the vessel is being constructed with mostly indigenous sources, he noted.
"It will be Turkey's largest national warship, the first ship in the frigate class," he stressed.
Shareholders are continuing work to complete the project and deliver the vessel in a short period, added İkinci.
"The weapons systems of our ship will be produced nationally, including ammunition and air defense," he added.