Sefine Shipyard to Build Fleet Replenishment Ship

6 Eylül 2018

The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and Sefine Shipyard signed a contract on July 10 for the Fleet Replenishment Ship (DİMDEG) Project.

The project was launched to fulfil a requirement of the Turkish Naval Forces for a vessel to replenish the combat ships in its inventory with oil, water, food, spare parts, munitions and medical supplies through a replenishment at sea approach. Besides its replenishment capabilities, the DİMDEG will be able to act as a Command and Control Ship during missions to be conducted together with MİLGEM and LHD on the high seas and in trans-oceanic tasks. The DİMDEG will be designed indigenously and built by Sefine Shipyard. Many companies will take part in the programme, including ASELSAN and HAVELSAN.

Another important issue on the SSM’s July agenda was cooperation with Ukraine in issues of defence and aerospace. The First Turkey-Ukraine Defence Industry Cooperation Meeting was held on July 3.


SSM Projects Not Slowing Down

The SSM also announced a series of new projects and Requests for Information (RFI) in July. First, the project for the Logistic Support Service Supply for Emergency Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft (AİKU-2) was announced on July 2. Under the project, logistic support services will be provided for the maintenance of the five manned reconnaissance aircraft and relevant ground support elements, of the Turkish Land Forces.

The SSM announced the tender for the Non-Linear Junction Detection (NLJD) System Supply project on July 10, in which one NLJD device will be provided to the Turkish National Police (TNP).

The SSM published an RFI for the Indigenous AUV Device project on July 13, and while the announcement provided no detailed information on the AUV device, the AUV acronym usually refers autonomous underwater vehicles.

The SSM published another RFI for the Marine Security Team Boat Project on July 23, although the announcement did not specify any other details of the project, which has a security level of RESTRICTED.

On July 26, the SSM also announced that the installation of ULAK Base Stations, which is being carried out under a project, in which ASELSAN is the prime contractor and which is conducted in coordination with the SSM and ULAK Haberleşme A.Ş., has been continuing at full tilt.

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