Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who met with Pablo Menendez, General Manager of the Spanish state shipyard Navantia, which provides design support to TCG Anadolu, with Spanish Ambassador Francisco Javier Hergueta, announced on his Twitter account that our Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu will be put into service soon. TCG is delivered to Anatolia in Turkey will be the first time the Navy Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship manufactured. L400 TCG Anadolu was built in Sedef Shipyard with technology and information support from the Spanish state shipyard Navantia.
We met with the Spanish Ambassador Francisco Javier Hergueta and with Pablo Menendez, General Manager of Navantia firm D. Akdeniz, which provides design support to TCG Anadolu.
Our Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu will soon be in service.@Defense pic.twitter.com/lVjoWYjiBM
- Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) January 19, 2021
L400 TCG Anatolian Port Acceptance Tests (HAT) started, after the main drive and propulsion system integration was completed. It is planned to be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces in 2021. Sedef Shipyard stated that there were no problems with the calendar, and that the work continued as planned. TCG ANADOLU, which will be the flagship when delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces, will also be the largest war platform in the history of the Turkish Navy.
Multi Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG ANADOLU
As part of the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) project initiated by SSB, the completion of TCG ANADOLU ship continues. Port Acceptance Tests of TCG Anadolu, which can transfer a force of a minimum battalion to the designated location with its own logistic support, without requiring home base support, continues at the Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul Tuzla.
TCG ANADOLU will carry four Mechanized Removal Vehicles, two Air Cushion Removal Vehicles, two Personnel Removal Vehicles, as well as aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. The full load displacement of the ship, which is 231 meters long and 32 meters wide, will be approximately 27 thousand tons.