President of Turkm enistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who is on leave in the Balkan Velayat, visited the “Gar?y” military unit of the Naval Forces located in the western region and inspected the “De?iz han” corvette class warship.
A priority objective of the state policy is the pledging of security of our Homeland, and ensuring the reliability and inviolability of sea borders in accordance with the Military Doctrine of independent neutral Turkmenistan, which is purely defensive in nature.
In the modern epoch, along with other troops of the National Army, the material and technical resources of the Navy is steadily upgraded by providing it with the latest technology and equipment, ships of various classes and types. In order to train highly professional personnel in demand for service on the warships of the Ministry of Defense and the State Border Service, the Naval Institute of the Ministry of Defense was established with a specialized school within it, which is a personnel training center for the Navy. During the demonstration tactical exercises, military sailors, acting in a coordinated manner with representatives of all types of troops of the Armed Forces of the country, demonstrated high combat skills and mastery in using the latest technology.
The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country arrived at the venue by helicopter.President Serdar Berdimuhamedov was warmly welcomed by the heads of military and law enforcement agencies.Minister of Defense, Secretary of the State Security Council B. Gundogdyev reported to the President of Turkmenistan on the preparedness for the presentation of the corvette class military vessel “De?iz han” of the Naval Forces.
The ship captain reported to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country on the preparedness for the presentation of the combat vessel, requested a permission to raise the State Flag of Turkmenistan and the Flag of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan. The National Anthem of Turkmenistan was played, to the sounds of which the green Flag of the Homeland and the Flag of the Naval Forces were raised.
Then, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov learnt in detail about the combat capabilities, technical specifications and design features of a modern vessel, its functions and compartments. “De?iz han” is designed to hit submarines and surface warships, single land and air targets, as well as targets of the enemy’s navy strike groups. At the same time, it performs such tasks as destroying the fleet and landing troops of the enemy, protecting the domestic forces, conducting integrated reconnaissance, monitoring surface, underwater and air spaces, protecting the state border at sea, maintaining the safety of navigation and carrying out rescue operations.
It should be noted that the ship’s crewmembers undergo special training and improve their skills in a number of countries around the world, in particular in Italy, Germany, Turkey, etc.
Then the President proceeded to the administrative building of the military unit. One of the officers briefed the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with the activities of the command post and the tasks performed by the military personnel.
As was noted, along with the introduction of advanced technologies, the operation of the latest equipment and software, and the effective use of information resources, digital transformation in the military sector also implies fundamental changes in management approaches. In this context, in accordance with the Digitalization Development Concept for 2019-2025, practical steps are taken to timely implement the provisions outlined in this policy document.
The President of Turkmenistan gave the command to launch the review, which presented various types of ships, combat boats of the Naval Forces, the State Border Service, the Ministries of Internal Affairs and National Security, which vigilantly guard the security and integrity of the sea borders of the Homeland with the total length of 600 kilometers.
It was followed by the main strike forces of the Navy, including the “Edermen” and “Gaýratly” missile boats, equipped with the most modern weapons and designed to destroy the enemy’s surface and low-flying air targets, neutralizing the enemy’s landing group and reliably protecting our state at the sea.
Then the 60-meter long tug and supply ship of the Naval Forces “Eserde?” paraded, which is used to supply fuel, drinking water, food and other provisions and equipment, as well as in rescue operations and rendering assistance to the crews of the ships that were wrecked.
Patrol vessels of various classes continued the naval review. These included “Algyr” and “Hanjar”, border patrol boats “Asuda”, “Mergen”, “Hü?gär” and “Synmaz” made under the “Galkan” project, as well as “Naýza”, “Kämil”, “Galja?” and “Gapla?” of the “Sakçy” project, which are owned by the State Border Service. These ships are to combat the enemy’s underwater, surface and air targets, as well as to perform search and rescue operations. In addition, reliably guarding the Homeland’s sea borders, they are used for reconnaissance and ships surveillance.
During the parade, the “Umman” hydrographic ship, which is designed to ensure the safety of ships in the Turkmen section of the Caspian Sea and carry out hydrographic and oceanographic work, was also presented to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country. Its main functions also include bathymetric measurements in the sea, the exploration of the relief of the seabed, underwater video and photo recording, and the study of the composition of water.
Next came the tugboats “Gujurly” and “Zarply” of the Naval Forces of the State Border Service, used for rescue operations in the sea, fire extinguishing, transporting non-self-propelled vessels and supporting their maneuvers.
The cargo ship “Kuwwatly” of the State Border Service and the landing storm-boat “Berkarar” of the Naval Forces, designed to land Special Forces, troops and military equipment, as well as to transport them, continued the parade.
The “Asuda” hydrographic vessel, which is used to explore the relief of the sea depths, measure the depth of the seabed and collect underwater data, became another ship presented at the review. It should be noted that after the opening of the shipbuilding and ship repair enterprise of the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan on the initiative of the Hero Arkadag in 2015, this ship began to explore the seabed.
It was followed by three border patrol boats of the “TG-12 Bars” project of the State Border Service. These vessels are used for patrol, search and reconnaissance purposes in inland waters.
Live on the monitor were four “Master-651” type patrol boats of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, high-speed “Zodiac” type motor boats of the Ministry of National Security, as well as “Dahl 20” type combat boats with an outboard motor owned by the State Border Service. Like any country with access to the sea, Turkmenistan has warships to protect the sea borders and maintain peace and tranquility.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed that the state would continue to pay special attention to enhancing the material and technical resources of the Naval Forces, improving the professional skills of military sailors, and ensuring the reliability and inviolability of sea borders. The sacred duty of the servicemen of this type of troops is to perform the tasks outlined in the defensive Military Doctrine, the President of Turkmenistan said. Having expressed firm confidence that the officers and sailors of the Naval Forces will carry out the assigned responsible and noble mission with honor, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country gave a number of specific instructions to the heads of law enforcement agencies.
As President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasizes, the creation of optimal conditions for the service and life of the Homeland defenders is one of the priorities of the state policy of Turkmenistan, and the ongoing military reform. In this context, it should be noted that the quarters and the canteen for military personnel fully meet modern requirements.
Wishing everyone success in performing sacred military duties and proper fulfillment of the responsible mission to maintain peace and security at the border in the waters of the Caspian Sea, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov left the venue.