Within new type of submarine project, the Piri Reis submarine was launched.
Piri Reis submarine was brought together with Mavi Vatan(Blue Homeland) at Gölcük Shipyard. Piri Reis submarine was met with Blue Vatan at Gölcük Shipyard.
Piri Reis submarine was brought together with Mavi Vatan at Gölcük Shipyard. T.R. Presidency Defense Industry Presidency announced that Piri Reis, the 1st submarine built within the scope of the New Type Submarine Project among the Turkish Defense Industry 2021 Targets, will be launched.
The submarines to be built within the scope of the new type submarine project are designally based on Germany’s Type-214 submarines. The submarines to be built in this context will be named TCG Piri Reis, TCG Hızır Reis, TCG Murat Reis, TCG Aydın Reis, TCG Seydiali Reis and TCG Selman Reis.
Submarines referred to as Type-214TN (Turkish Navy) in the international literature were first named the Djerba Class. After the revision process, they started to be named as the current name, the Reis Class. It is aimed to construct and supply 6 New Type submarines with air independent propulsion system (AIP) at Gölcük Shipyard Command with maximum local contribution.
The Reis class submarine procurement project was initiated with the decision of the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) in June 2005. The total cost of the project being carried out is expected to be ~ 2,2 billion Euros.
The launch of the TCG Piri Reis (S-330) submarine, the first submarine of its class, was held on 22 December 2019 with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In the next stage, the equipment activities of the TCG Piri Reis submarine will continue in the pool and the submarine will enter the service of the Naval Forces Command in 2022 after the Factory Acceptance (FAT), Port Acceptance (LINE) and Sea Acceptance (SAT) Tests, respectively.
New Type Submarine Project
It is planned to build knowledge and experience in submarine construction, integration and systems with the project, which aims to construct and procure 6 New Type Submarines with air-independent propulsion system (AIP) at Gölcük Shipyard Command with maximum local contribution.
Reis Class Submarine General Features:
Length: 67,6 m (approx 3 m longer than standard submarines)
Boat thread diameter: 6,3 m
Height: 13,1 m (excluding periscopes)
Underwater (in diving condition) displacement: 2.013 tons
Speed (on the surface): 10+ knots
Speed (in diving condition): 20+ knots