Turkey strengthens its navy
Turkey is building up its naval forces in a bid to address shared regional threats and strengthen its position as a force on the seas, experts told SES Türkiye.
In co-operation with the Military Electronic Industries (Aselsan), Turkish Aerospace Industries, and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) the government is building a new generation of naval hardware, including homemade amphibious ships, auxiliary ships, radar systems, and coastal security boats and warships.
Aselsan is designing a sophisticated naval radar called CAFRAD Faz-1. It will boost the TF-2000 warship under development in Turkey. Other on-going projects would renovate submarines and replace some of the Coast Guard's old ships.