ONUK MRTP16® Fast Intervention Craft has been designed to carry out a wide range of littoral and coastal water law enforcement and naval duties, including:
Search and rescue
Anti terrorist protection of the coastal and offshore installations
Surveillance / Covert surveillance
Patrol / Escort / Fast attack craft
Seal insertion-extraction craft
After very successful performance of the Kaan 15 Class ONUK MRTP15®, the Undersecretariat of Defense Industries, Turkish MoD, decided to continue the program with the extended and improved ONUK MRTP16®. As of July 2005, with 4 units delivered to the Directorate General of Borders and Health and additional units on order within the context of the same project, ONUK MRTP16® is a well proven platform.
Speed and seakeeping:
Depending on engine/configuration selection, the proven ONUK KO-02 deep V hull will enable the boat to reach speeds up to 70 knots in calm waters and above 50 knots in Sea State 3, allowing rapid reaction comparable to a helicopter, and can be used in confined spots or heavy weathers not suitable for helicopter operations.
ONUK MRTP16® has a soft and dry ride in adverse conditions. The steerable Twin Disc Arneson Surface Drive system provides extreme maneuverability and a very shallow draught, enhancing the operation in confined waters. ONUK MRTP16® is one of the fastest known platforms of this size with a mission payload capability in the range of 1,5 tons.
Turkish and NATO naval standards have been applied to the ONUK MRTP16® for the intact and damaged stability. ONUK MRTP16® meets the Turkish Navy and NATO criteria for damaged stability and will remain afloat and upright with flooding in any single main compartment.
CONSTRUCTION AND COMPONENTS
ONUK MRTP16® is built in advanced composites to satisfy the very tough requirements of an intensive professional use together with a long service life. The benefits of the advanced composite structure are:
- Improved Performance
- Increased Payload
- Fuel Savings
- Longer service life
- Maintenance savings
- Threat avoidance/detection
- Ballistic protection
- Machinery vibration/acoustic
- Magnetic signature
- Heat signature
The hull and superstructure are constructed in accordance with the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Type Approval Certificate 416.01. All boats of the series are delivered with the relevant DNV Certificates.
The helm station and the interiors have been designed in line with the SAE recommendations for ergonomics to provide the crew with maximum comfort and minimum fatigue in prolonged use in heavy seas.
Machinery and propulsion
The mechanical components are selected with the intensive professional use in mind. They offer a high level of reliability, despite the extreme performance requirements.
The propulsion is by twin MTU 12V2000M93 diesels, Twin Disc Arneson Surface Drives (ASD12 B1L) and Rolla surface piercing propellers. Depending on the speed requirements, the ONUK MRTP16®can be equipped with different components for optimum operational efficiency / price ratio.
ONUK MRTP16®can be equipped with various mission modules depending on the customer requirements. Despite the size of the platform, these modules have been integrated with the modularity and reconfigurability in objectives in mind. Thus, the platform can be reconfigured with different mission modules, increasing dramatically the operational flexibility and reducing the costs. The mission modules would be:
Search and rescue equipment
Multi sensor surveillance suite
Multi weapon mounts (Stabilized turret with MG and F&F wire guided missiles)
SOF (Special Operation Forces) support/SDV (Seal Delivery Vehicle)
|LOA (Inc platform)||17.75 m|
|Beam, max||4.19 m|
|Draught||1.30 m (still)
0.90 m (at speed)
|Maximum speed, at full load||60+ knots (Up to 70 knots available depending on engine and configuration selection)|
|Propulsion||Diesels, 2 x 800 kW – 2 x 1200 kW|
|Drive system||Twin Disc Arneson Surface Drives + Rolla propellers|
|Range||300+ nautical miles|
|Fuel capacity||2.60 m³|
|Fresh water||0.35 m³|
|Endurance||2 days without replenishment|
|Mission crew||6-8 (transportation)|
|Sturucture||Advanced composites (DNV HSCL approved)|