Turkey's First Submarine Test Infrastructure in Operation

Turkey's First Submarine Test Infrastructure is in Operation
Turkey's First Submarine Test Infrastructure in Operation

Reflecting Turkey's understanding of protecting its rights and interests at sea, Mavi Vatan is a new test capability for submarines. kazanwas. Turkey's first submarine test infrastructure (DATA) was implemented by TÜBİTAK Defense Industry Research and Development Institute (SAGE). As a test platform, DATA can test and simulate submarine munitions without the need for a submarine.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank inaugurated DATA. Stating that DATA is a system designed, implemented and produced by Turkish engineers and technicians, Minister Varank said, “DATA will accelerate the development processes of important munitions. From now on, the world will talk about the ammunition that our submarines will use.” said.

After the opening, a test shot was made with the command of Minister Varank from the underwater shooting assembly. After the successful shooting, Minister Varank congratulated the DATA team and said, "I hope Turkey's deterrence will increase much more with the capabilities here." used the expressions.

DATA, which will enable the testing of submarine munitions without being connected to a submarine, was developed in an identical manner to the launch system of Gür and Preveze class submarines. DATA, which has the opportunity to shoot up to a depth of 60 meters under water, can also be controlled from land. A safe and controlled test environment is provided by the numerous sensors in DATA, while shooting takes place quickly and at low cost.


Turkey has added a new one to its domestic and national products that set very successful examples in the defense industry. The DATA facility, Turkey's first submarine tests infrastructure, was opened, which will improve the training, testing and certification processes of ammunition fired from submarines. The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, as well as TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal and TÜBİTAK SAGE Institute Director Gürcan Okumuş attended.


Making a presentation after the opening, TÜBİTAK SAGE Institute Director Okumuş stated that they developed the exact same launch system of the Gür and Preveze class submarines after a long period of work, and said: was completed within the scope of our project management.” said.


The underwater shooting platform was lowered 14 meters under the water with a crane. The test capsule in the apparatus was launched with the command "Bismillah, salvo fire" after Minister Varank's countdown. Due to the natural location of the region, the capsule, which was fired towards Rhodes Island, successfully reached the water surface was applauded.


After the shooting, Minister Varank said, “We will bring such a capability to our country. kazanI congratulate you for catching up. Hopefully, with the capabilities here, Turkey's deterrence will increase much more. Not only we, but also our children and grandchildren will be grateful to you.” He congratulated the DATA team by using his expressions.

Making evaluations after the test, Varank said in summary:


We participated in the firing test of the submarine test infrastructure system developed in cooperation with the Ministry of National Defense, the Presidency of Defense Industry and our Naval Forces under the coordination of TÜBİTAK SAGE. This infrastructure is an infrastructure where all ammunition that will be used by submarines can be tested, and all rocket systems and ammunition launched from the submarine into the air, land or sea surface can be easily tested without the need for a submarine. Of course, having such a capability will accelerate the development processes of important munitions, especially guided missiles, which will be used by submarines. In this sense, we have developed a submarine simulator with TÜBİTAK SAGE and we participated in a test shoot of it here.


In the field of defense industry, Turkey has developed great capabilities recently. kazanand it is trying to spread these abilities in every field. It is important that Turkey, which continues to defend its homeland with determination against all the risks that may arise in the future in the Blue Vatan, develops its own capabilities, especially in the naval field, and achieves some capabilities at sea in the defense industry field.


Here is our country today kazanWith the test infrastructure we have developed, we have accomplished an important task that we will use while developing these capabilities. In addition, TÜBİTAK SAGE has different rocket projects, some of which are publicly known and some not. Hopefully, with the infrastructure here, we will be able to easily test those rocket systems. But besides this, different defense industry companies and our navy will carry out all the tests they will do without needing a submarine from now on. kazanwill be able to do it here with the system we have developed.


We are really pleased to have signed such a successful business. I was very impressed by the motivation of our friends here. They work really hard. They've been coming here for months trying to set up this system. We are talking about a system designed, implemented and produced entirely by our own engineers and technicians. These capabilities will take us to the next level in the defense industry. The products produced by Turkey are spoken all over the world. Thanks to this infrastructure, I hope the world will start talking about the ammunition that will be used by submarines from now on. Turkey will be able to develop and produce these locally and nationally.


DATA, which was inaugurated, was designed in a structure identical to the launch systems used in Gür and Preveze class submarines. The tested system facilitates the use, integration and development of many guided munitions under all conditions without the need for a submarine. The system, which can be remotely controlled from land, provides a safe and controlled test environment with its many sensors. The system, which has a 21-inch standard submarine shell, ensures that test firings are carried out under the same conditions as submarines, but in a safer, faster and lower cost manner.

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