Construction of Turkish Navy's TCG Anadolu to complete
Turkey's first Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG is nearing the end. Port acceptance tests of the ship have begun.
TCG Anadolu, built by Sedef Shipyard, was launched last year. TCG Anadolu was taken to the mobile dock prepared for port testing preparations after the completion of the main provocation and referral system integration.
According to Presidency of Defence Industries, Turkey’s first native and national aircraft carrier Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu being built in Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla İstanbul is close to completion.
The construction of the vessel that was floated last year is aimed to be completed within this year. Today has marked yet another milestone in the construction: “After completion of the propulsion system integration, TCG ANADOLU has been transferred to the Shipyard’s pier for preparation to the Harbour Acceptance Tests (HATs).
The vessel will be capable of operating up to 12 helicopters or 12 F-35Bs operated by NATO allies in "light aircraft carrier" configuration. The dimensions of the final design are 231 meters in length, 32 meters beam, 6.8 meters draught, and 58 meters in height. Its displacement will be 24,660 tons (in "light aircraft carrier" mission configuration) or 27,079 tons.
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