Turkish Navy inducts corvette TCG Kınalıada

The Turkish Navy will be taking possession of TCG Kınalıada, the fourth ship of the MİLGEM project — a Turkish national warship program — at a commissioning ceremony on Sept. 29.

The Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command started construction of Kınalıada (F-514), the fourth Ada-class corvette, in October, 2015.

The ship is capable of carrying a Sikorsky S-70 helicopter or unmanned aircraft, along with the associated armaments, 20 tons of JP-5 aircraft fuel, aerial refueling systems and maintenance facilities.

Previously, TCG Heybeliada, TCG Büyükada, and TCG Burgazada were delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces. The Kınalıada will be the fourth ship that will be delivered to the Navy.

Along with the commissioning ceremony, a steel cutting ceremony will also take place at the shipyard to celebrate beginning of the actual construction process of a warship for Pakistan.

The Pakistan Navy has signed a contract for the acquisition of four MİLGEM-class ships from Turkey.