Turkish frigate TCG Barbaros deployed to the Jap Mediterranean Sea on Jan. 24 because the flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) centered patrols. OSG is a collaborative, year-round maritime safety operation designed to keep up maritime situational consciousness (MSA), deter and counter terrorism exercise, and construct capability and interoperability amongst NATO Allies and companions. Along with the every day MSA actions, OSG has been conducting centered patrols at particular areas of curiosity within the Mediterranean Sea. The three-week deployment is the primary of six OSG centered operations scheduled this yr and can run till 12 February 2022.

This centered patrol incorporates maritime patrol plane from Greece, Poland, and Turkey along with submarines from Greece and Turkey in help of the flagship. Concurrently Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 comprised of the flagship ITS Margottini, ESPS Blas de Lezo and TCG Goksu, will likely be deployed within the Jap Mediterranean Sea, contributing NATO’s maritime situational consciousness efforts. NATO launched OSG in 2016 to keep up an correct image of the maritime surroundings and contribute to the protection and safety within the area.


Turkish Navy Frigate TCG Barbaros Conducts First Targeted Patrols in Jap Mediterranean for 2022

TCG Barbaros (F-244) is the lead ship of Barbaros-class frigate of the Turkish Navy. The Barbaros-class frigates are among the many most trendy frigates within the Turkish Navy. They have been designed in Germany and are a part of the MEKO group of modular warships, on this case the MEKO 200 design. Two ships have been in-built Germany and two in Turkey with German help. They’re bigger than the earlier Yavuz-class frigates and are additionally sooner as a consequence of utilizing CODOG equipment fairly than pure diesels. Barbaros was launched on 29 September 1993 by Blohm+Voss in Hamburg and commissioned on 23 Might 1997.

TCG Barbaros (F-244) have acquired an 8-cell Mk41 vertical launcher system (VLS) module. The mid-life modernization program initiatives to double the variety of anti-ship missiles that vessel is provided with whereas additionally changing it by domestically designed and produced Atmaca anti-ship missiles, substitution of the Oerlikon Sea Zenith CIWS methods with 1 Phalanx and 1 Aselsan Gokdeniz CIWS, change the present TACTICOS fight administration system with Havelsan “B-SYS Fight Administration System” and undertake a 127mm foremost gun to the frigates. Lastly towards uneven threats that the vessels might face 2×2 L/UMTAS launchers are deliberate to be built-in to the frigates.