The Intelligence Ship Horizon, built by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) at the Istanbul Shipyard under the main contractor of STM, will be put into service on January 14, 2022 with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the Intelligence Ship Horizon will be delivered to the Naval Forces Command at the end of 2020. In August 2021, it was reported that the Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) of the Test and Training Ship TCG UFUK, which was stated to be equipped for Signal Intelligence (SIGINT&ELINT) capabilities, were continuing. It was previously stated that the A-591 TCG UFUK intelligence ship will be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces on 31 July 2020. We have stated that the delivery date of Horizon, which is planned to be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces on July 31, 2020 under normal conditions, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Turkish Intelligence Ship TCG UFUK
TCG Ufuk is 99,5 meters long. The four 2 kVA electric generators on the ship with a full displacement of 400 tons were produced by İŞBİR.
The ship, which can perform tasks such as SIGINT and ELINT and can reach a maximum speed of 18 knots per hour, was built in 30 blocks. The ship, which has an antenna equipment similar to the ÇAFRAD radar system, also has a runway suitable for the landing and take-off of 10-ton class helicopters. TCG Ufuk, which has the ability to operate in harsh climatic and sea conditions, can operate uninterruptedly in the open sea for 45 days.
About Türk Loydu
Türk Loydu; In the adventure that started with the classification of TCG Lieutenant Colonel Kudret Güngör, which was put into service in 1996, and extended to TCG Anadolu, which will be Turkey's largest warship when delivered, it has been included in nearly 200 national and international military projects, which are considered to be the source of pride of our country. has taken place.