The Turkish Naval Forces launched a new domestically produced Ada-class corvette. The vessel, which has been named Kınalıada, was launched on 3 Jule.
The launching ceremony of the fourth domestically produced warship, the TCG Kınalıada corvette, and the construction ceremony of the Istanbul Frigate took place Monday with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul Navy Shipyard Command in Tuzla district. During his speech, President Erdoğan emphasized Turkey’s goal of self-sufficiency in defense and stressed the importance of defense projects.
“Whatever the reason, it is absolutely out of question for us to tolerate the attitudes towards preventing Turkey’s breakthroughs in the defense industry. Those who adopt such an attitude will be facing us personally,” President Erdoğan said.
Erdoğan added that TCG Heybeliada, the first national war corvette built through the MİLGEM (National Ship) Project, has been in service for six years, while the second corvette, TCG Büyükada, has been successfully executing its duties for four years.
Moreover, President Erdoğan stressed the important contributions of the vessels to the operational capability of the navy, revealing how accurate the project is.