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Navantia has stepped up efforts to sell F-100 frigates to the Turkish Navy

Navantia has stepped up efforts to sell F-100 frigates to the Turkish Navy

The Spanish Navy frigate Blas de leso (F-103) of the F-100 class will arrive in Istanbul on July 25 for a three-day visit as part of a marketing campaign to sell anti-aircraft frigates to Turkey.

According to Janes Defense Weekly, the Spanish company Navantia is in talks with the US Navy and Lockheed Martin (supplier of the Aegis command and control system) about the joint sale of F-100 Fly.2 ships as part of the supply of the Turkish Navy four air defense frigates under the program TF-2000.

The feasibility study of the TF-2000 program is expected to be completed by the end of the year, which will allow the design and tender procedure to proceed.

The package offered by Navantia includes a three-coordinate multifunctional SPY-1D (V) radar and full technology transfer for the construction of ships in Turkey. However, the agreement with the national partner has not yet been signed.

Earlier, under the contract concluded in 2011, Navantia has already integrated the Aegis system with the GENESIS combat management system of the Turkish company Havelsan, which is one of the requirements of the TF-2000 program.

Despite Navantia’s efforts to sell the F-100 frigates of the Turkish Navy, it remains unclear to what extent Ankara is interested in purchasing an existing project for the TF-2000 program.

It should be noted that Turkey had previously refused to cooperate with the United Kingdom on the program for developing the “Single combat ship” of the “Type-26” class due to the fact that it does not meet the requirements for the air defense frigate.
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  1. King
    King 11 July 2013 10: 28 New
    Everyone in this world is trying to kick someone. here the Spaniards are looking for markets.
  2. little man
    little man 11 July 2013 10: 34 New
    A frigate is not bad (judging by the wiki). I haven’t found a price anywhere.
    1. allosaurus
      allosaurus 11 July 2013 10: 42 New
      Yes there in Wiki, the cost of a unit is 540 million dollars.
  3. ayyildiz
    ayyildiz 11 July 2013 12: 26 New
    Turkey has its own project tf200! There is something wrong! The Spaniards do not shine!
    1. Leisure
      Leisure 11 July 2013 14: 10 New
      The Turks in the picture, and the Spaniards already sailed in kind.
      1. ayyildiz
        ayyildiz 11 July 2013 16: 19 New
        To start in the picture for later in the shipyard! hi
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 11 July 2013 16: 44 New
          Well, it seems like the Turks either bought or received all of their frigates ... So they didn’t get anything larger than 6000 military men to the shipyard
  4. ayyildiz
    ayyildiz 11 July 2013 12: 38 New
    length: 147 m
    width: 18 m
    Deplasman: 6000 ton
    crew: 220h


    Harpoon ya da RBS15 Mk.III / IV ya da Naval Strike Missile ya da Türk Yapımı Atmaca (SSM)
    RIM-156 SM-2 Block IV (SAM / SSM)
    ESSM (SAM)
    MK-32 Torpido Tüpleri
    Türkiye yapımı seyir füzesi (Roketsan tarafından geliştirilmektedir.) [Kaynak belirtilmeli]
    1 x 127 mm 127 / 64 Lightweight top
    2 x 25 mm STAMP veya CIWS

    Hava aracı

    Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk veya İHA
  5. Kavtorang
    Kavtorang 11 July 2013 14: 49 New
    Like the F-100, it’s not quite a frigate, but rather a destroyer, like its clone, the Norwegian Nansen.
    And the clue is simple - AEGIS BIOS with its key element SPY-1. And this already transfers them to the group of Amer’s Berks and Tikonderoger, Japanese Congo and Atago, South Korean KDX-III. The air defense / missile defense system carried out at sea is very good.
    If I were a Turk with big money, I would very much think about the expediency of acquiring, given the very heinous arrangement of national interests in the region.
    Here is not specifically about the F-100, rather, what role can they play in balanced and not too large Navy: