Turkey Launches Corvette for the Ukrainian Navy

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  • 05:36 AM, October 3, 2022
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Turkey Launches Corvette for the Ukrainian Navy
Ukrainian Navy's Ada-class corvette launched in Turkey @Ukraine's defense minister Oleksii Reznikov

Turkey has launched the first of four ordered Ada-type corvette, the Hetman Ivan Mazepa, for the Ukrainian Navy.

On Sunday, Ukraine’s defense minister Oleksii Reznikov confirmed the ship’s launch on Twitter. “Corvette ‘Hetman Ivan Mazepa’ of the Ukrainian Navy was launched! It is being built in Turkey and will serve Ukraine. With a ship like this, our Black and Azov seas will be safe. P.S. The future base port is Ukrainian Sevastopol,” the minister said.

Turkey Launches Corvette for the Ukrainian Navy
Ukrainian Navy's Ada-class corvette @Ukraine's defense minister Oleksii Reznikov

Under the agreements signed in October and December of 2020, first of the corvettes would be built in Turkey while the rest are to be produced in Okean Shipyard.

The first ship was laid down in Turkey in September last year. The second vessel of this class will be laid down in 2023.

Turkey Launches Corvette for the Ukrainian Navy
Ukrainian Navy's Ada-class corvette @Ukraine's defense minister Oleksii Reznikov

The Ada-class corvette can carry out the determination, location, classification, identification and destruction of air, surface and underwater targets as well as provide naval gunfire support. In addition to avoiding any potential threats, corvettes can perform maritime operations such as maritime surveillance and patrols, coastal and infrastructure protection, and the supervision and surveillance of exclusive economic zones.

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