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Analysis: Speed Boats of Turkish Industry - Take 1


The Turkish defence industry offers high-technology and cost-efficient solutions in compliance with NATO standards to navies in the world, notably the Turkish Naval Forces, in need of various types of sea platforms. The industry has a vast product portfolio including not only warships, auxiliary ships, boats, submarines but also unmanned sea systems and gun turrets. In addition to main platforms, the Turkish defence industry is also a solution partner for weapons, ASW and subsystems. Hereunder, Navy Recognition editorial team focused on the speed boats.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 00 Analysis: Speed Boats of Turkish Industry - Take 1 (Picture source: Army Recognition Group)


33 M VERY FAST PATROL BOAT

the boat is designed by DEARSAN Shipyard for multiple missions mainly patrol, reconnaissance, fast attack, harbour defence and anti-terrorism missions. The platform is built from Marin Aluminium. Electronic equipment includes electro-optical thermal imaging sensor, low-frequency sonar, 25 kW X-band ARPA/W navigation radar with ECDIS capability and optical gyrocompass. Weapon options include 40 mm Oto Melara Twin Compact Gun, 2 x 12.7 mm STAMP, ASW Rocket Launcher and 2 x 5 depth charges. Twin water jets enable the boat to reach 50+ knots maximum. The platform is 33.05 m long and 7.1 m wide. The draft is 1.4 m. A crew of 14 operates the boat. The range is +350 NM and the displacement is 138 tons.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 001 Analysis: Speed Boats of Turkish Industry - Take 1 (Picture source: SSB)


57 M TUZLA CLASS PATROL BOAT

The Tuzla-class patrol boat is designed for different missions such as anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, asymmetric warfare, SAR, patrol/escort and surveillance/ intelligence. The boat, which is built of AH-36 steel, is 56.9 metres long, 8.9 metres wide and has a draft of 2.6 metres. The platform’s displacement is 410 tons. A 34-man crew operates the boat. Electronic equipment includes electro-optical thermal imaging sensor, low-frequency sonar, 25 kW X-band ARPA/W navigation radar with ECDIS capability and optical gyrocompass. Two shafts increase the boat’s maximum speed to 25+ knots. The range is 1,500 NM. The platform is armed with 40 mm Oto Melara twin compact gun, 2 x 12.7 mm STAMP, ASW rocket launcher and 2x5 depth charges. Depending on customer requirements, different weapons and sensors can be fitted.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 00257 M TUZLA CLASS PATROL BOAT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 35 FPB FAST PATROL BOAT

The ARES 35 FPB Fast Patrol Boats have been designed for the Turkish Coast Guard, Police and Gendarmerie. ARES 35FPB Fast Patrol Boats are built from advanced composite for exclusive economic zone (EEZ) protection, emergency response, patrolling and escort, search and rescue, anti-smuggling, antihuman trafficking, surveillance and covert surveillance missions. The boat’s classification is provided by Turkish Loyd. The platform is 10.8 metres long and 3.3 metres wide. The hull draught is 0.9 metre. The displacement if 11.85 metres. The boat’s maximum speed is 35 knots.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 003ARES 35 FPB FAST PATROL BOAT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 42 HECTOR MULTI ROLE PATROL CRAFT

ARES 42 HECTOR Multi-Role Patrol Craft are being operated in territorial and international waters for Turkish Coast Guard Command and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. ARES 42 HECTOR is built from aluminium for the purpose of coast guard duties, exclusive economic zone (EEZ) patrolling and escort, search and rescue, anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist protection of offshore and coastal installations and critical infrastructure, surveillance and covert surveillance, border patrol, anti-human trafficking and customs duties.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 004ARES 42 HECTOR MULTI ROLE PATROL CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 44 FPB MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT

ARES 44 FPB Fast Patrol Boats have been built up to date with a total of eight units and are being operated by the Georgian Navy and Coast Guard Commands, Turkmenistan Frontier Service, Turkish Naval Police and Port Master Authority. ARES 44 FPB is built from advanced composites and developed for exclusive economic zone (EEZ) protection, offshore patrolling and escort, search and rescue, antismuggling operations, anti-terrorist protection, antihuman trafficking, coastal installations and critical infrastructure.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry Take 1 925 023ARES 44 FPB MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 58 FPB MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT

ARES 58 FPB Multi-Role Patrol Craft were built in six units within the scope of Bahrain Ministry of Interior-Coast Guard operational requirements. ARES 58 FPB has an advanced composite hull for coast guard duties, offshore patrolling and escort, search and rescue, antismuggling operations, anti-terrorist protection of offshore and coastal installations and critical infrastructure, surveillance, interception, border patrol and anti-human trafficking.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 005ARES 58 FPB MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 65 HARPOON FAST INTERCEPTOR CRAFT

ARES 65 HARPOON FIC is designed for open sea rescue operations and naval duties such as coast guard duties, offshore patrol & escort, interception and interdiction operations, search and rescue (SAR), anti-smuggling, surveillance and covert surveillance, and special operation forces (SOF) insertion and extraction. ARES 65 HARPOON will be in use for Qatar Internal Security Forces by the end of 2019.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 006ARES 65 HARPOON FAST INTERCEPTOR CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 75 HERCULES MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT

ARES 75 HERCULES Multi-Role Patrol Craft are designed within the scope of Qatar Coast Guard Command needs in order to conduct coast guard duties, exclusive economic zone protection (EEZ) and escort, search and rescue, anti-smuggling operations, antiterrorist protection of offshore and coastal installations and critical infrastructure, surveillance and covert surveillance, border patrol, antihuman trafficking and customs duties. ARES 75 HERCULES has been serving prosperously in the Arabian Gulf since 2016.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 007ARES 75 HERCULES MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 85 HERCULES MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT

ARES 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Craft is the first-ever military ship export project to the Sultanate of Oman in the Republic of Turkey’s history. ARES 85 HERCULES is designed for coast guard duties, offshore patrolling and escort, search and rescue, anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist protection of offshore and coastal installation, surveillance and covert surveillance, border patrol, anti-human trafficking and customs duties.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 008ARES 85 HERCULES MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 110 HERCULES MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT

ARES 110 HERCULES was awarded the world’s best speed patrol boat in 2016 by an international maritime institution and since then ARES 110 HERCULES has been serving successfully to the Qatar Ministry of Interior-Coast Guard. ARES 110 HERCULES is built with advance composites for the following missions: coast guard duties, offshore patrolling and escort, search and rescue, anti-smuggling operations, anti-terrorist protection of offshore and coastal installations and critical, infrastructure, surveillance and covert surveillance, border patrol, anti-human trafficking and customs duties.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 009ARES 110 HERCULES MULTI-ROLE PATROL CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


ARES 125

The ARES 125 was developed for fast attack, antipiracy, anti-terrorism, SAR and protection of critical structures missions. The platform was built from aluminium. The design also allows for special forces operations, surveillance-reconnaissance and offshore patrol missions. The displacement is 165 tons. The boat is 39 metres long and 8.1 metres wide. The draft is 1.63 metres. The ARES 125 can be equipped with different electronic systems and weapons. The maximum speed is 50 knots.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 010ARES 125 (Picture source: SSB)