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ROKETSAN Delivers AKYA Torpedo to the Turkish Submarines

ROKETSAN Delivers AKYA Torpedo to the Turkish Submarines

The Turkish MoD has announced that ROKETSAN has started the delivery of the AKYA 533 mm heavyweight torpedo for the Turkish Navy submarines. A video shared by the Turkish MoD shows two torpedoes being loaded into the TCG Preveze (S-353) submarine tubes. The submarine conducted a test launch on December 27, 2023, with a hit on the target ship (ex-TCG Gazal, ex-USS Sioux). The test with TCG Preveze, modernised with HAVELSAN’s MÜREN CMS, was important in that it marked the operational capability with a live warhead. The Turkish Navy will use AKYA on its Gür-class, Preveze, and new Reis submarines (Type-214TN). Electrically driven counter-rotating propellers propel AKYA and can reach a range of 50 km. The guidance consists of active/passive sonar and fibre-optic cable, which provides increased resistance to countermeasures by allowing the operator to act. Heavy torpedoes are a submarine’s main offensive system, and nationalising such systems provides the advantage of independence in acquisition and the freedom to make necessary adjustments based on feedback.

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