In the statement made by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, it was announced that the AKYA training torpedo was successfully fired from our TCG Preveze submarine. In the statement made by the Ministry, it was noted that successful results were obtained in the first shot with the MUREN combat management system. In the statement of the Ministry, “The firing tests of the nationally developed AKYA training torpedo from our submarines continue. For the first time, a successful firing was carried out from our TCG PREVEZE submarine in the Sea of Marmara using the “MÜREN” combat management system. We would like to thank the Naval Forces Command, the Ministry of National Defense General Directorate of Shipyards, the Presidency of Defense Industries, TÜBİTAK, ROKETSAN and all relevant stakeholders who contributed to this success.” statements were included.
AKYA Heavy Torpedo Period
Levent ÇOMOĞLU, ROKETSAN Underwater Systems Project Manager, who made a speech at the "Underwater Systems" session held within the scope of the 10th Naval Systems Seminar, stated that the acceptance of the AKYA heavy torpedo by the Turkish Naval Forces will begin at the end of November in 2021 and will be completed in December. These deliveries were to be made as part of Low-Scale Initial Production. The deliveries of the AKYA project in the mass production process are planned to be realized in 2022. It is planned to be carried out by the Turkish Navy in 2022 in platform target shooting activities.
With the AKYA Project, Roketsan's critical capabilities, acquired through long years of precision work in developing precision-guided, high-speed intelligent rocket and missile systems, go under the sea. With AKYA, which is launched from submarines against various surface targets and submarines and developed entirely with national capabilities, an important need of the Turkish Naval Forces for underwater platforms will be met with national resources.
While AKYA's qualification studies are continuing, Low-Scale Initial Production activities are continuing to meet the priority needs of the Turkish Naval Forces.
AKYA, which will meet the 533 mm heavy class torpedo needs of the Turkish Naval Forces with domestic resources, recently carried out firing tests from the TCG Gür submarine and a contract was signed for its integration with Preveze class submarines. AKYA has a range of 50+ km, a maximum speed of 45+ knots; In addition to Active/Passive Sonar Head with Counter-Countermeasure capability and Backwater guidance, it also has external guidance capability with fiber optic cable.
Submarine-launched version of ATMACA missile is being studied
Adapted for our submarines, ATMACA will offer a much longer range engagement alternative compared to torpedoes. In addition, ATMACA anti-ship missiles, which have measures to make detection difficult on their own (reduced radar cross-section, low cruise altitude…) will make it more difficult to react to an attack when launched from submarines.
It can be expected that the submarine ATMACA missile will be similar in concept to the UGM-84 Sub Harpoon anti-ship missiles. After reaching the surface from the submarine via a carrier capsule compatible with the 84 mm torpedo tubes of the submarines, the UGM-533 Harpoon starts its flight with a solid propellant rocket like the RGM-84 Harpoon and continues with its turbojet engine.