TCG Anadolu is the largest amphibious assault and Siha ship ever built for the Turkish Navy.
TCG Anadolu ship has the distinction of being the largest ship ever built on behalf of the Turkish Naval Forces. Different types of aircraft and helicopters such as SİHA and Kızıl Elma are planned to land from the ship on the runway on it. Work started in 2014 for Turkey's largest amphibious ship, TCG Anadolu, and work started in 2016. Within the scope of this project, the Republic of Turkey is among the 10 countries in the world that can produce its national ship.
From which country was TCG Anadolu purchased?
Anadolu L-400 is Turkey's first ship to enter the amphibious assault ship class in terms of equipment. The design of the ship was inspired by the design of the ship named Juan Carlos, which was in the inventory of the Spanish navy. TCG Anadolu is a project inspired by the LHD-400. In the project received from Spain, Türkiye made some improvements in line with its own wishes. For example, it was ensured that the National Altay Tank, with a displacement of approximately 70 tons, could be placed inside the ship and performed the necessary maneuvers in this area.
Who made TCG Anadolu?
The production of the TCG Anadolu ship is carried out in Tuzla, Istanbul, in partnership with Navantia, a military shipbuilding company belonging to the Spanish state, and Sedef Shipyard consortium from Turkey.
When will TCG Anadolu enter service?
The Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu, which is currently under construction, made its first trial cruise on March 7, 2022 and the sea trial tests were completed. TCG Anadolu will be Turkey's first landing warship with helicopter and Siha upon its entry into the inventory of the Naval Forces in 2023.
TCG Anadolu, the world's first SİHA ship, was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces by the Presidency of Defense Industries on March 4, 2023.