Turkish Navy’s Preveze Class submarines will be fitted with vision equipment supplied by European firm Hensoldt under the terms of a contract worth approximately 40 million euros.
The orders have been placed by Turkish company Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM), which has the overall responsibility for the upgrade programme.
Turkey’s four Class 209 submarines were built and commissioned in the 90s.
“This is already our third project with STM. Collaboration with our Turkish partner has been very successful, not only in the case of the AY modernisation programme involving our SERO 250 for the Turkish Navy, but also regarding the Agosta upgrade,” said Klaus Rettenmaier, Head of Naval Systems in HENSOLDT’s Optronics Business Line.
“The decision to combine two SERO 400s was made in view of the commonality with the Turkish New Type Submarine Programme (NTSP).”
This will be the first time that two SERO 400 systems will be combined and Hensoldt will supply a total of eight SERO 400 periscopes, all of them with thermal imagers as add-on units.
Hensoldt is supplying a combination of the OMS 100 optronics mast system and the SERO 400 periscope for the REIS Class submarines.
The company is also supplying the equipment for the periscope workshop in Turkey, including special tooling.
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