Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Turkish company showcases newest guided missile frigate at IDEF 2017

Turkey’s STM Defense Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. has unveiled a conceptual design for a new generation of guided missile frigate at the International Defence Industry Fair 2017 (IDEF) in Istanbul in Istanbul.

The x-TF-4500 missile frigate equipped with 32-cell vertical launch systems has been unveiled at the IDEF 2017. The project has aimed at developing indigenous Turkish warship with modern combat skills and high-seas patrolling capabilities with extensive use of the principles of stealth technology.

The vessel is one of the latest classes frigates and armed with anti-ship and coastal missiles, artillery cannon, anti-aircraft equipment, and torpedoes. The x-TF-4500 missile frigate is also capable of carrying a helicopter.


STM Defense Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. was established in 1991 by the decree of the Defence Industry Executive Committee to provide system engineering, technical support, project management, technology transfer and logistics support services for Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM).

Concept of new x-TF-4500 missile frigate
Concept of new x-TF-4500 missile frigate

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