Wondering the same thing. Not sure if they were purchased prior or after. I'm guessing it's the former. Intuition would tend to strongly suggest that. I believe the only users are obviously the Turkish navy, Qatar, UAE and us.That's a first TR military sell Since all that mess? I think... or maybe old sell?
Sounds like it was before.
To the date, Yonca-Onuk Joint Venture has built and delivered more than 80 Fast Patrol/Attack boat for various customers in Turkey and around the world. The number is expected to reach 130 by 2013. Starting the ONUK MRTP Program in 1997 by the “Kaan15” class ONUK MRTP15’s of the Turkish Coast Guard, Yonca-Onuk is actually building the ONUK MRTP16’s (17,75m; 70 knots), the ONUK MRTP20’s (22,55m; 60 knots), ONUK MRTP22/U’s (24,08m; 55knots), ONUK MRTP29 (31,65m; 47 knots) and ONUK MRTP33’s (35,65m; 44 knots) for Turkish and foreign customers.