Turkish Navy Submarine TCG Preveze (S-353) Test-Fires New AKYA Heavy Weight Torpedo
The Turkish Ministry of Defence introduced immediately that the Turkish Navy performed a take a look at of the Roketsan-made AKYA heavy weight torpedo (HWT) from TCG Preveze (S-353) within the Sea of Marmara. The occasion marked the primary live-firing from an upgraded Preveze-class (Kind 209/1400) submarine, which is at the moment fitted with the indigenous MUREN fight administration system (CMS) throughout the scope of mid-life improve. AKYA HWT has been fired by two hearth management methods to date; within the first take a look at, the torpedo was fired by the ISUS 90-33 hearth management system, whereas the second take a look at was performed by MÜREN CMS.
AKYA is a brand new technology heavyweight torpedo (HWT) launched from submarines to have interaction submarines and floor targets of varied sorts. AKYA, which operates at excessive speeds and lengthy ranges, has an energetic/passive sonar head, whereas inside management is through inside and fiber optic cables. AKYA is a high-speed, long-range torpedo that’s totally autonomous or managed through fiber-optic cable and has an energetic/passive sonar homing head. the heavyweight torpedo will reportedly have a size of seven m and a diameter of 533 mm. The HWT will weigh 1.2 tons and have a variety of 15 km at a cruising velocity of 40 knots. As well as, AKYA has wake vortex management for floor targets.
The MÜREN (Milli Üretim Entegre Sualti Sava? Yönetim Sistemi) venture has been carried out by TUBITAK BILGEM in collaboration with the Turkish Navy and Golcuk Naval Shipyard. Starting in 2015, the MÜREN-AY program concerned the supply of 1 floor station system and two submarine methods. AY-class (Kind 209/1200) submarines, have been outfitted with the capability to launch fashionable heavyweight torpedoes, conduct goal movement analyses (TMA) using sonar, periscope, and ESM information, and handle tracks utilizing an indigenous weapon management unit. MÜREN CMS can also be appropriate with Reis-class (Kind-214 TN), that are below building and scheduled to enter service within the following years.
The Turkish Navy is the most important operator of the Kind 209 submarines that operates six Kind 209/1200 submarines (commissioned between 1976 and 1989) and eight Kind 209/1400 submarines (commissioned between 1994 and 2007). The Kind 209/1400 submarine is powered by a diesel electrical propulsion system that features 4 MTU 12V 396 diesel engines delivering 2.8MW, with 4 alternators and one Siemens 3.7MW motor, driving a single shaft. The Kind 209/1400 submarine is armed with eight 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes capable of launch Tigerfish Mk 24 Mod 2, STN Atlas DM2A4, and Harpoon missile.
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