Turkish Naval Corvette TCG büyükada (F-512) will be arriving to Kuwait on 17 October for a three-day port visit. The visit is aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation between two friendly and brotherly countries – Turkey and Kuwait. Both countries have traditionally enjoyed close, friendly relations which cover a broad spectrum including trade, investment, human resources, science and technology and defense.
TCG büyükada is designed, developed and built by Turkish engineers at Tuzla (Istanbul) Naval Shipyard as part of MILGEM Project and laid down on 22 January 2008, launched on 27 September 2013.
It is a guided missile corvette which is powered by two Diesel and one LM-2500 Gas Tribunes. Its tonnage is 2400 tone.
TCG büyükada’s weapons system include: 1x76 mm OtoMelara Super Rapid Gun, 2x12, 7mm Aselsan STAMP, 8-Harpoon surface to surface missile system, 21xRAM (PDMS) surface to air missile, 2x324mm MK-32 and MK 46 Torpedoes, 6x DSH Anti-sub rockets, as well as electronic warfare systems. TCG büyükada also has S70B- Skyhawk Helicopter abroad. The ship is commanded by Commander Berke Uraz, and manned by 20 commissioned officers, 69 petty officers and 37 seamen.