News in Brief
Turkey’s first Type 214 class submarine TCG Piri Reis was docked with a ceremony held in the northwestern province of Kocaeli’s Gölcük district. As per plan one submarine will go into service each year. By 2027, all six of our submarines will be in service. TCG Piri Reis, the first vessel of Turkey’s New Type Submarine Project, is planned to start operating in 2020. The Type 214 class vessels are regarded as a first for the Turkish Navy due to its air-independent propulsion characteristics brought by their fuel cell technology.