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HHI Launches Philippinean Frigate with GÖKDENİZ CIWS

HHI Launches Philippinean Frigate with GÖKDENİZ CIWS

ASELSAN has confirmed the integration of GÖKDENİZ-100/35SA CIWS on the launching day of the Philippines’ future frigate BRP Miguel Malvar (FF-06). ASELSAN made the confirming announcement on the day of the ship’s launch in ROK, Ulsan. Future Philipinean Frigate BRP Miguel Malvar’s (FF-06) under construction was spotted with a covered CIWS, which was predicted to be GÖKDENİZ-100/35SA 35 mm CIWS due to some matching features like the profile earlier. BRP Miguel Malwar is based on Hyundai Heavy Industries’ HDC-3200 frigate design, and the ships are being built in ROK. 


Similarly with GÖKDENİZ-100/35SA’s presence on BRP Miguel Malvar, ROK’s K-SAAM quad-pack point defence missile for K-VLS will be present on the MİLGEM corvettes for Malaysia’s LMS Batch II programme. The GÖKDENİZ-100/35SA is a CIWS solution developed from the KORKUT-230/35 SPAAG. It is armed with two 35 mm revolver cannons, boasting a combined fire rate of 1100 RPM, making it an effective defence system. The most important feature of GÖKDENİZ-100/35SA is its capability to fire ATOM air-burst ammunition, which is resistant to jamming thanks to pre-programming upon firing. ATOM rounds spread a cloud of metal projectiles when the fire control system detonates them within a pre-defined time. The air burst is particularly effective against small, agile targets like missiles and fast surface craft. The sensor suite of GÖKDENİZ consists of a fire control radar and EO/IR by default, but MAR-D can be added as a search radar depending on customer requirement, as this is the case with Turkiye’s Barbaros-class frigate MLU and I-class frigates. In BRP Miguel Malvar’s case, the frigate is fitted with the fire control radar+EO/IR configuration, much like Turkmenistan’s Dearsan C-92 corvettes.

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