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Analysis: Speed Boats of Turkish Industry - Take 2


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 925 000 Analysis: Speed Boats of Turkish Industry - Take 2 (Picture source: Army Recognition Group)


ARES 150 HERCULES OPV OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL

ARES 150 Hercules OPV, the world’s fastest Offshore Patrol Vessel in its segment, has been successfully in operation for Qatar Coast Guard Command since 2018. ARES 150 HERCULES OPV is built from advanced composite materials for the purpose of 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 and antihuman trafficking. ARES 150 HERCULES OPV has been awarded the World’s Best Offshore Patrol Vessel in January 2019.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 011ARES 150 HERCULES OPV OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL (Picture source: SSB)


ARES KND30 FPB FAST PATROL BOAT

ARES KND 30 Fast Patrol Boats have been assisting successfully Nigeria Customs Service since 2015, built from aluminium for purposes of coast guard duties, littoral patrolling and escort, search and rescue, anti-smuggling, border patrol, coastal surveillance and surveillance, critical infrastructure and customs duties.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 012ARES KND30 FPB FAST PATROL BOAT (Picture source: SSB)


FAC-55

FAC-55 is designed innovatively to be one step forward of sea surface warfare with her high-speed capabilities and her stealth design. FAC-55 is a monohull vessel designed to perform sea warfare and patrol duties on the open seas, under heavy sea and weather conditions, equipped with gas turbine propulsion system, conforming naval norms/standards.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 013FAC-55 (Picture source: SSB)


FAST ATTACK CRAFT (FAC 42)

The FAC 42 was designed to be used on various missions, mainly surface interdiction, asymmetric warfare, patrol, anti-piracy, intercept and boarding. The hull is made of AH36 steel and the superstructure is from Sealium. The ship is 42.8 metres long and 8.8 metres wide. The draft is 1.9 metres. The maximum speed is +40 knots while the maximum continuous speed is +37 knots. The platform’s displacement is 275 tons and range is 1,000 NM. The FAC 42 is operated by a crew of 20. The platform can be fitted with air and surface surveillance radar, IFF system, electronic support system and CHAFF/DECOY system. Weapon options include 1 x 40 mm Leonardo gun, 2 x 12.7 mm stabilised remote-controlled machine gun, 2 x 12.7 mm manual machine gun, 2 x 2 SSM surface guided missile system MARTE ER (MBDA) and 1x2 SAM air-defence missile system SIMBAD RC (MBDA).


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 014FAST ATTACK CRAFT (FAC 42) (Picture source: SSB)


FAST ATTACK CRAFT

The Fast Attack Craft designed by RMK Marine has an overall length of 42 meters and a breadth of 6.8 meters. The draught of the ship is less than 2 meters. She has a full load displacement of 240 tones. The maximum speed of the ship is 35+ knots with the propulsion system consisting of three high-speed diesel engines, three reduction gears, three shafts, two steerable and one booster type water-jets. The conventional type of propulsion system can be also provided for lower speeds. The maximum cruising range of the FAC is 2000 NM at an economical speed of 15 knots. The endurance of the ship is 7 days with a complement of 12 personnel. All sensor and weapon systems can be customised along with the clients’ needs.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 015FAST ATTACK CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


MRTP15

The platforms are designated Kaan 15 by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. They are 15.4 metres long, 4.04 metres wide and have a draught of 1 metre. They are built from advanced composite material and have a deep-V hull form. The construction materials decrease the ships’ radar and acoustic signatures. The MRTP15s have high seakeeping capabilities. Their low displacement of 4 tons allows the boats to reach 50 knots even in sea state 3. The maximum speed is 6 + knots. The boats can be equipped with different weapons systems depending on user requests and can be operated by a crew of 10.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 016MRTP15 (Picture source: SSB)


MRTP16 FAST INTERVENTION CRAFT

The Yonca-Onuk MRTP16 Fast Intervention Craft is built from composite material. The platform is 17.75 m long and 4.19 m wide. The draught is 1.3 metres. The light structure allows the boat to reach 65+ knots when fully loaded depending on the configuration. The vehicles have reduced radar and acoustic signature thanks to their structure. They are fitted with ASELSAN 12.7 mm STAMP stabilised gun platform. At economical speed, the boats can reach 300 NM range. They are operated by a crew of 11.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 017MRTP16 FAST INTERVENTION CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


MRTP20 IMPROVED FAST INTERVENTION CRAFT

The Yonca-Onuk MRTP20 Improved Fast Intervention Craft is built from composite material. The platform is 22.55 metres long and 4.76 metres wide. The draught is 1.35 metres. Depending on the configuration, the boats can reach speeds of 60+ knots. They are fitted with ASELSAN 12.7 mm STAMP stabilised gun platform. They can reach a range of 350+ NM at economic speed. They are operated by a crew of 11.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 018MRTP20 IMPROVED FAST INTERVENTION CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


MRTP24 FAST ATTACK CRAFT

The Yonca-Onuk MRTP24 Fast Attack Craft is built from composite material. The boat has a reduced radar and acoustic signature. The length is 26.3 metres, the width is 5.53 metres and the draught is 1.4 metres. Depending on the configuration, the MRTP24 can reach 54 knots. The range is 500 nautical miles at economic speed. Different weapon systems can be integrated according to user requests. The displacement is 59 tons. It is operated by a crew of 14.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 019MRTP24 FAST ATTACK CRAFT (Picture source: SSB)


MRTP 34

The MRTP 34, which can be described as the extended version of the successful MRTP series suitable for more weapon load, is built from advanced composite materials. The platform has deep V-hull form and two waterjets which enable it to reach 40 knots even in sea state 4. The hull structure decreases radar and acoustic signatures. The boat can be armed according to user requests. The MRTP 34s can travel 1,000 nautical miles with a speed of 30 knots.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 020MRTP 34 (Picture source: SSB)


SNR-17 FLUVIAL PATROL AND INTERVENTION BOAT

The Fast Patrol Boat SNR-17 is capable of carrying out different duties however the primary objective is fluvial and coastal patrol on the water border. Secondary objectives are anti-smuggling, anti-terrorist/pirate activities, patrol against illegal immigration and environmental protection. Four persons can accommodate in SNR-17. There is also a saloon for six people. The propulsion system consists of two main engines, two reduction gears and two FPPs.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 021SNR-17 FLUVIAL PATROL AND INTERVENTION BOAT (Picture source: SSB)


SNR-42 SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT

SNR-42 will play a major role in ensuring the safety of shipping, as well as the preservation of the marine environment. She has a wide range of skills and is capable of carrying out different duties such as illegal drug traffic, search and rescue, anti-terrorist/pirate/smuggling activities, escort/fast attack, protection of the coastal and offshore structures. SNR- 42 has accommodation for 30 persons. SNR-42 has two main engines and two FPP propulsion systems.


Analysis Speed Boats of Turkish Industry 925 022SNR-42 SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT (Picture source: SSB)