TCG KINALIADA Sets Sail for Far East Mission

10.04 2024


The TCG KINALIADA (F-514) Corvette, undertaken as the main subcontractor by STM, embarked on its 4.5-month voyage to Japan.

As the fourth vessel produced under Türkiye's national corvette project (MİLGEM), the Ada Class Corvette TCG KINALIADA set sail from Izmir on April 9th, marking the 100th anniversary of Türkiye-Japan relations and the 134th anniversary of the Ertuğrul Frigate's voyage to Japan. The mission aims to enhance the visibility of the Turkish Naval Forces, introduce national platforms, and strengthen bilateral relations with the countries to be visited during the 4.5-month voyage.

During the voyage, which includes visits to 24 ports in a total of 20 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Somalia, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Jordan, training exercises will be conducted with the navies of the respective countries, and receptions will be held on board.

STM General Manager Özgür Güleryüz shared the following message on Twitter regarding the matter:

"Our TCG KINALIADA Corvette, which boasts the highest local content rate among our MİLGEM Ada Class Corvettes, has embarked on its 4.5-month voyage. Our TCG KINALIADA Corvette, a significant example of our ship design and construction engineering and our competence in national weapons and warfare management systems, will also contribute significantly to the promotion of our defense industry with its 20-country, 24-port visits. Wishing success to TCG KINALIADA and its crew as they cross the oceans on their voyage to Japan. As STM, we will continue to represent Türkiye's successfully in the international arena with the MİLGEM Project, in which we have undertaken critical missions at every stage, from design to system procurement, integration to the supply of the main propulsion system."

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