Ares 35 FPB | The new Turkish vessels of the so called coast guard in occupied Cyprus – VIDEO
Defence Redefined
Published on 08/03/2022 at 16:22

The Turkish Ministry of Defence announced that in a special ceremony held in the occupied port of Kyrenia, 3 newly built Ares FB35 (35 FPB) vessels have been delivered to the so-called coast guard of the Turkish Administration in Cyprus. 

The Ares FB35 (35 FPB) is a Turkish-made coastal patrol boat. In 2021, the Turkish company Ares signed an agreement with the Turkish government for the supply of 122 FB35 boats, worth more than 70 million euros. A hundred and five of them are intended for the Turkish port and the rest for the General Directorate of Defence. This is the largest supply of boats from Turkey. 

It is noted that the company Ares is the manufacturer of the Armed Unmanned Surface Vessel (AUSV) ULAQ. 

Also read: ULAQ | Turkey’s first armed unmanned surface vessel (AUSV) – VIDEO

The Turkish authorities claim that they intend to use them to fight illegal immigration and illegal trade in the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean as well as for search and rescue missions. 

Ares 35 FPB technical characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 35 knots
  • Length overall: 11.9 m
  • Beam: 3.76 m
  • Hull draught: 0.8 m
  • Main propulsion system: 2 diesel engines and waterjets

Also read: Another two state-of-the-art high-speed patrol boats join the Hellenic Coast Guard




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