President Gul, Preveza Naval Victory 473 Navy Day and the anniversary of the scope, design and integration of national resources is completely at the first war ship “Heybeliada” ship’s service entrance, and “Buyukada” in order to reduce the sea in ships participated in the ceremony held in Pendik, Istanbul Naval Shipyard.

Milgem class corvette MİLGEM class corvette, from the Turkish words Milli Gemi (National Ship), is the name of one of two Turkish national warship programs (the other being the TF-2000 project); the purpose of which is to build a modern littoral combat warship with indigenous capabilities, extensively using the principles of stealth technology in its design. Construction of the first MİLGEM class corvette, F-511 TCG HEYBELİADA, began on 26 July 2005. TCG HEYBELİADA was put to sea with a ceremony on September 27, 2008 (during which the construction of F-512 TCG BÜYÜKADA, the second MİLGEM class warship, also began) and is scheduled to be completed by 25 October 2010, when it will start undergoing full sea trials before being officially commissioned. F-511 TCG Heybeliada is expected to enter service in early 2011.[1] A total of twelve MİLGEM class warships (eight corvettes and four frigates) will be built for the Turkish Navy, with possible exports to other countries.[2] The Pakistan Navy will acquire 4 Milgem class corvettes over a 10-year program, of which 3 will be manufactured in local shipyards.[5]