G-class Frigate
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G-class Frigate
TCG Gaziantep (F-490) in Cartagena, 2010.jpg
F-490 TCG Gaziantep, a G-class frigate of the Turkish Navy, in Cartagena, Spain.
Class overview
NameG class
Operators Turkish Naval Forces
Preceded byN/A
Succeeded byYavuz class
SubclassesOliver Hazard Perry class
In commission1997-present
General characteristics
Displacement4,100 long tons (4,166 t) full load
Length135.6 m (444 ft 11 in)
Beam13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)
Draught6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
Speed30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h)
Complement222 (19 officers, 203 men)
Sensors and
processing systems
  • Combat Management System: GENESIS (Gemi Entegre Sava? ?dare Sistemi)[1]
  • Search radar: SMART-S Mk2[2]
Aircraft carried1 × S-70B Seahawk or AB-212 (ASW/ASuW/EW)

The G class (Turkish: Gabya s?n?f? f?rkateyn(ler)) is one of the frigate classes of the Turkish Navy. They are extensively modernized versions of ex- Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates of the US Navy, mainly designed for air defense with a weapons configuration that is optimized for general warfare.


The G-class frigates have undergone a major modernization program which included the retrofitting of a Turkish digital combat management system named GENESIS (Gemi Entegre Sava? ?dare Sistemi).[5] The system was designed and implemented jointly by the Turkish Navy and HAVELSAN, a Turkish electronic hardware systems and software company.[6] The first GENESIS upgraded ship was delivered in 2007, and the last delivery is scheduled for 2011.[7][8]

The GENESIS advanced combat management system includes the following characteristics and abilities:[9]

  • A modern and reliable system
  • High performance
  • Open architecture
  • Capacity of tracking more than 1,000 tactical targets
  • Modern digital sensor data fusion
  • Automatic threat evaluation
  • Weapon engagement opportunities
  • Link-16/22 system integration

The modernization program also includes:

The Mk-41 VLS will be fitted in front of the Mk.13 launchers, similar to their installation on the Adelaide-class frigates of the Royal Australian Navy, which are Australian-built derivatives of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. TCG Gediz became the first ship in the class to receive the Mk 41 VLS installation.[14]

The "short hull" ex-Perry class frigates that are currently being operated by the Turkish Navy were modified with the ASIST landing platform system at the Istanbul Naval Shipyard, so that they can accommodate the S-70B Seahawk helicopter.


In addition the ex-USS Duncan  was sold to the Turkish Navy as a parts hulk

See also


  1. ^ Ship Integrated Combat Management System (GENESIS), Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-30. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Turkishnavy.net: First Turkish Perry With Mk-41 VLS
  4. ^ Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Ship Defense System on Turkish Navy Frigates Archived 2009-09-04 at the Wayback Machine, Lockheed Martin, 17 February 2009
  5. ^ Ship Integrated Combat Management System (GENESIS), Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey
  6. ^ http://www.raytheon.com/businesses/rtnwcm/groups/public/documents/content/rtn09_bus_genesis_pdf.pdf[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ GENESIS project, Turkish Navy
  8. ^ http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/anmviewer.asp?a=2387&print=yes SIGNAL Article
  9. ^ Ship Integrated War Administration System (Genesis)
  10. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2009/02/16/daily15.html
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-30. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ MK 41 Naval Vertical Missile Launch Systems Delivered
  13. ^ US approves $227 mln Lockheed arms sale to Turkey
  14. ^ Turkishnavy.net: First Turkish Perry With Mk-41 VLS

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