Ukraine's newest anti-submarine corvette - the Hetman Ivan Mazepa - undergoes first sea trials - photo

Hetman Ivan Mazepa corvette
Hetman Ivan Mazepa corvette

Ukraine's Hetman Ivan Mazepa (F211) Ada-class anti-submarine corvette, built at the Turkish shipyard RMK Marine in Tuzla, Istanbul, went on its first sea trials on May 29, Turkish maritime observer Enes Balcı reported on X.

The ship's OTO Melara 76 mm gun can be seen in the photos.

The cover of a VLS used to launch French-made MICA missiles is visible in the ship’s prow, and a 35-mm Turkish Korkut anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) is installed above the helicopter hangar.

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12.7 mm STAMP remote-controlled guns are installed on the corvette’s left and right sides.

The ship is equipped with a fire control radar, a satellite communication system, electronic warfare (EW), and other equipment.

The Hetman Ivan Mazepa also has a radar for detecting aerial targets.

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The corvette will reportedly be equipped with Franco-Italian Mu90 Impact advanced lightweight anti-submarine torpedoes, American RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, or Turkish ATMACA (long-range anti-ship cruise missiles), experts suggested.

The Hetman Ivan Mazepa corvette became the Ukrainian Navy's first ship of its class when it was launched in Oct. 2022.

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The second ship of this class, the Hetman Ivan Vyhovskyi, was named by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy on March 8.

It is currently under construction in Türkiye.

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