Piri Reis submarine was brought together with Mavi Vatan at Gölcük Shipyard. Shipyard employee Yılmaz Baypınar said, “We worked hard, worked hard…. We are proud… We brought our Karakız Pirireis to the sea. " shared his statements.
Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Presidency of Defense Industry announced that Piri Reis, the 2021st submarine built within the scope of the New Type Submarine Project, will be launched into the water. Within the scope of the project, the Hızır Reis submarine will be pulled into the pool during the year.
The submarines to be built as part of the New Type Submarine Project are based on Germany's Type-214 submarines. The submarines to be built in this context will be named TCG Piri Reis, TCG Hızır Reis, TCG Murat Reis, TCG Aydın Reis, TCG Seydiali Reis and TCG Selman Reis.
Reis Class Submarine Project (Type-214 TN)
Submarines referred to as Type-214TN (Turkish Navy) in the international literature were first named the Djerba Class. After the revision process, they started to be named as the current name, the Reis Class. It is aimed to construct and supply 6 New Type submarines with air independent propulsion system (AIP) at Gölcük Shipyard Command with maximum local contribution.
The Reis class submarine procurement project was initiated with the decision of the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) in June 2005. The total cost of the project being carried out is expected to be ~ 2,2 billion Euros.
The launch of the TCG Piri Reis (S-330) submarine, the first submarine of its class, was held on 22 December 2019 with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In the next stage, the equipment activities of the TCG Piri Reis submarine will continue in the pool and the submarine will enter the service of the Naval Forces Command in 2022 after the Factory Acceptance (FAT), Port Acceptance (LINE) and Sea Acceptance (SAT) Tests, respectively.
Information Distribution System to 6 Submarines in the New Type Submarine Project from HAVELSAN
Submarine Information Distribution System (DBDS) productions performed by HAVELSAN were successfully carried out for 6 submarines.
Within the scope of the project initiated by the Defense Industry Presidency based on the need of the Naval Forces Command, the development of DBDS for the first submarine was initiated in September 2011. For the development, production and testing of DBDS systems, a Hardware and Embedded Software Development team of 9 people worked in HAVELSAN for 20 years.
Following the successful completion of the last factory acceptance tests, the submarine information distribution systems of TCG Piri Reis, TCG Hızır Reis, TCG Murat Reis, TCG Aydın Reis, TCG Seydiali Reis and TCG Selman Reis submarines were completed.
New Type Submarine Project
It is planned to build knowledge and experience in submarine construction, integration and systems with the project, which aims to construct and procure 6 New Type Submarines with air-independent propulsion system (AIP) at Gölcük Shipyard Command with maximum local contribution.
Reis Class Submarine General Features:
- Length: 67,6 m (approx 3 m longer than standard submarines)
- Boat thread diameter: 6,3 m
- Height: 13,1 m (excluding periscopes)
- Underwater (in diving condition) displacement: 2.013 tons
- Speed (on the surface): 10+ knots
- Speed (in diving condition): 20+ knots
- Crew: 27