Turkish LHD Construction Begins (TCG Anadolu)

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  1. Atilla

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    The construction of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship L-408 TCG Anadolu has started on 30th April 2016.

    The ship is based on Navatia’s Juan Carlos 1 design. TCG Anadolu will be similar to SPS Juan Carlos 1 in Spanish Navy and HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Canberra in Royal Australian Navy.

    During the ceremony President of Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a speech. During his speech he stated that TCG Anadolu will be the first ship in Turkish Navy from which F-35B SVTOL planes will operate. This is the first time official declaration of the long known desire of Turkey to operate fixed wing planes from her ships. This statement also made it clear that Turkey will procure F-35B planes along with her order of F-35A planes.


    In his speech Mr. Erdoğan also asked the announced delivery time of 5,5 years to be shortened to 4 years and stated that if TCG Anadolu can be delivered in 4 years, more ships –though not clearly stating which class- will be ordered.

    Unlike her nears sisters in Spanish and Australian navies the Turkish ship will only have diesel engines. There will be five MAN 16V32/40 engines each creating 7.680kW and propelling the ship up to 21 knots. The range is estimated to be 9.000 nautical miles.

    The ship will have one Mk-49 launcher for Rolling Airframe Missile, 2 Mk-15 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 5 Stabilized Gun platforms probably armed with 25mm gun for self-defence.

    The ship will carry 6 F-35B Lightning II planes 4 T-129 ATAK attack helicopters 8 cargo helicopters 2 S-70B Seahawk helicopters and 2 UAVs.


    The contract for this project was signed on 7 May 2015 during the IDEF 2015. The delivery scheduled for 2021 but this may be shortened.

    More information here:
    https://turkishnavy.net/2016/05/02/...hibious-assault-ship-tcg-anadolu-has-started/

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    I believe,we will order another one from the same class.
     
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    Sisi has two, our President will definitely buy another one. :O---:

    We do need two of them, if we base one in Qatar then we need one in the mediterranean also. They could also work together. France has 3 Mistrals and a carrier. Italy has 3 LHD's and 2 carriers. One of their carriers will be retired around 2022. I think our 1st LHD will be ready at that time including training etc.
     
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