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Turkish Naval Forces to get new MRTP 24/U special operations craft.

| 2020

The Defense Industry Presidency announced that the second of the new SAT boats developed for the transfer of the Underwater Attack (SAT) teams to the operation area will be delivered this year. Head of Defense Industry Dr İsmail Demir made investigations at Yonca-Onuk shipyard where SAT boats were produced. Professor Dr İsmail Demir was welcomed by Şakir Yılmaztürk, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Yonca-Onuk Shipyard.

The first new SAT Boat was developed by Yonca-Onuk Shipyard to ensure the transfer of the SAT teams to the operation area and to establish the safety of the SAT team by providing fire support. It was delivered to Turkish Naval Forces at the end of 2019. The second will be delivered this year.

The new SAT boat has a maximum speed of 54 knots, a full length 26.30 meters, width 5.48 meters and a draft 1140 meters. The boat has a maximum displacement of 55 tons. The boat can carry a crew of 5 people as well as a SAT team of 16 people.

The first MRTP 24/U special operations craft has been delivered to the Turkish navy (SAT). The second one will be delivered soon. The navy (SAT) already operates two MRTP 22/U for the same role. 7 out of 8 MRTP 12 has also been delivered, the last one of these to be delivered can be seen 25 seconds into the video.

The Underwater Offence or SAT, is the Special Operations Forces unit of the Turkish Navy, based in a Naval Base near İzmir, on the Aegean coast of Turkey and Istanbul.

The missions of the Su Altı Taarruz (SAT) include the acquisition of military intelligence, special reconnaissance, direct action, counter-terrorism and visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) operations. They are trained and organized in a similar way to the U.S. Navy Seals who have close training relationships with them.

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