Turkish Navy conducts exercise in Mediterranean, tests live ammuntion and sinks an old LST

101 different vessels and +4000 military personnel participated in the exercise including various surface ships, submarines, AEW&C planes, maritime patrol planes, jet fighters and helicopters

An old decommisioned LST ship used for target practice, this is one of the largest joint naval exercise conducted by Turkish Armed forces in last years.



At first the old LST got hit by naval gun and man portable missiles

Then ship hit by Hellfire II and Penguin missiles from Seahawk Helicopters



Then the ship got hit by a Mark 48 torpedo from Type 209 Submarine, sent to the final resting place at the depth of 2400 meters


Also Meko 200 Frigates engaged target drones with ESSM anti air missiles