The first corvette for the Ukrainian Navy, named the Hetman Ivan Mazepa, is launched in Turkey

3 October, 10:29 AM
The first corvette for the Ukrainian fleet Hetman Ivan Mazepa was launched in Turkey (Photo:Olena Zelenska/Facebook)

The first corvette for the Ukrainian fleet Hetman Ivan Mazepa was launched in Turkey (Photo:Olena Zelenska/Facebook)

The first Ada-class corvette for the Ukrainian Navy, named after Hetman Ivan Mazepa, a famous Ukrainian military and political figure of the 17th century, was launched at the RMK Marine shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2.

First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska took part in the launching ceremony, together with the commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Vice Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa.

“Today, Turkey had the honor of launching a corvette that will serve Ukraine and at the same time have a Turkish heart," Zelenska wrote on social media after the ceremony.

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The new warship is an Ada-type anti-submarine corvette, and is the first ship of this class for the Ukrainian Navy, Zelenska noted. In August, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the vessel would be named after Hetman Ivan Mazepa.

Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Фото: Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Фото: Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Фото: Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Фото: Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Olena Zelenska/Facebook
Фото: Olena Zelenska/Facebook

The Ada-type is a type of missile corvette developed for the Turkish Navy. Ships of this class are designed both for patrolling in the open sea and for anti-submarine operations.

Their design incorporates principles of stealth technologies. The project for the construction two vessels of this type for Ukraine was launched in 2021. According to Ukraine’s agreement with Turkey, both corvettes should be in service with the Ukrainian Navy by 2024.

Ukraine’s Navy Command notes that the corvettes will be equipped with:

  • short-range air defense complexes;
  • a modern combat control system;
  • high-tech navigation systems;
  • a radar complex;
  • sonar for searching for and tracking submarines;
  • electronic warfare systems, etc.

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