The First ARES 85 HERCULES Will Be Launched in September

The shipyard had signed the contract to supply 14-off ARES 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Craft to Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG) to be delivered within a four-year acquisition program. It is also known as the first naval export program to the Sultanate of Oman ever accomplished in Turkish Republic history.

ARES 85 HERCULES is capable of achieving very high speed levels up to 55 knots which will be used to patrol and secure the nation’s waters, to prevent arms and drug trafficking as well as illegal immigration and to control human trafficking in the Gulf of Oman. Along with its 12.7-mm auto stabilized remote controlled naval gun to provide versatile firepower that can be adapted to a wide variety of potential scenarios; the vessel has a suite of naval communications equipment, electro optic (E/O) sensors and X-band naval radars. The vessel can launch and recover a military type RHIB for boarding and SAR missions.


ARES Chairman & Executive Director, Mr. Kerim KALAFATOGLU: “I’d like to highlight with pride that this is the first ever naval export program of Turkish Republic history to Oman. And yet, another record breaking program has again been accomplished by ARES.”