Mass production started on the ARES 35 FPB fast patrol boats, which were also built by Ares Shipyard for the Coast Guard. In the statement made by SSB President İsmail Demir on the subject, “We are now starting mass production of our Control Boat. With the project where we will produce 122 boats for the Coast Guard Command and the General Directorate of Security, we aim to more effectively carry out the fight against irregular migration, search and rescue, fight against smuggling and safety/security operations from the sea.” statements were included.
In April 2021, Ares Shipyard announced that the first patrol boat had been launched in its largest shipbuilding project, consisting of the construction of 122 boats. 105 fast patrol boats, which will be purchased by the Coast Guard Command, will be used in all territorial waters of Turkey as well as the Sea of Islands. ARES 35 FPB is a fast patrol boat developed by Ares Shipyard for the Coast Guard Command. 35 units of ARES 17 FPB fast patrol boats will be delivered to the General Directorate of Security.
We are proud to launch the first and prototype of 122 boats in the largest serial shipbuilding project in the world's shipbuilding archives.
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- ARES Shipyard (@ARESShipyard) April 17, 2021
It will be produced for the first time
In February 2018, the Control Boat Project Tender Announcement was published on the official website of the Defense Industry Presidency (then undersecretariat). Within the scope of the project, it was announced that 105 Control Boats would be procured in line with the need for the Coast Guard Command. It was decided to award the tender, for which 5 companies received a call for proposals, to Ares Shipyard. ARES 35 FPB control boats, which will be produced for the first time for the Coast Guard Command and can reach a speed of 35 nautical miles per hour, will be used in the Black Sea, Marmara and Mediterranean as well as the Aegean Sea and will fight more effectively against smuggling.
Control boats, which are expected to be able to intervene in all legal incidents at sea as well as human trafficking, will be deployed mainly in the ports of small towns. No permanent personnel will be assigned to the control boats, they will be used by the coast guard and gendarmerie teams of the region if needed.
ARES 35 FPB is a patrol boat that has proven itself with its extraordinary speed capability of over 35 knots and sea keeping features suitable for harsh environmental conditions. It is designed and built for irregular migration, search and rescue, fight against human trafficking and security.