STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş., one of the leading companies in the Turkish defence sector, has completed another critical milestone in its successful export projects. The second submarine, PNS/M KHALID (S-137), was delivered to Pakistan Navy at a ceremony held, marking the latest step in the project to modernize three AGOSTA 90B class submarines.
Submarines Modernized with the Most Advanced Systems
The submarines’ sonar suites, periscopes, command and control systems, naval data distribution systems, converters, steering control systems, chilled water systems, and radar & electronic support systems are all being replaced. Systems produced by numerous indigenous and national companies, including ASELSAN and HAVELSAN, are also being exported within the scope of the Project. All hull-related structural modifications, materials, and workmanship activities carried out on the submarines under the modernization project have been certified by the international classification society DNV (Dat Norske Veritas).
Agosta Hits Target with Precision
The first Agosta 90B Class Submarine PNS/M HAMZA (S-139), modernized by STM for the Pakistan Navy, participated in the SEASPARK-2022 Tactical Exercise, during which it successfully fired a torpedo and sank a decommissioned frigate.
⚓ Ülkemizin ilk denizaltı modernizasyon ihracatı, Pakistan Agosta 90B Projesinde gurur günü💪
Modernize ettiğimiz PNS/M HAMZA denizaltısı, SEASPARK-2022 Tatbikatı’nda, hedef fırkateyni, tek torpido atışı ile tam isabetle vurarak batırmayı başardı! 🇵🇰🇹🇷
— STM🇹🇷 (@STMDefence) March 18, 2022
Güleryüz: Third submarine next in line
Özgür Güleryüz, General Manager of STM, speaking about the project, said:
“As we continue our journey on which we set out for the sake of our country’s defence, we are also transferring our engineering experience and technologies to friendly and brotherly countries. The Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B Class Submarine Modernization Project is one of the most important examples of STM’s national and international competency in submarine production and modernization.
Within the scope of the AGOSTA Modernization project, which stands out as Türkiye’s first submarine modernization engineering export project involving strategic and high-tech systems, we have successfully equipped the second submarine with modern systems after having delivered the first to the customer in 2021. I congratulate all of our stakeholders and employees who have contributed to the project. I hope PNS/M KHALID, which has begun to carry out its naval missions, will be beneficial to the friendly and brotherly Pakistan Navy.”