President of the SSB Prof. Ismail DEMIR: “By the End of 2020, We will have delivered the LHD to the Turkish Naval Forces.”

Tarih: Issue 96 - December 2019 Güncelleme: December 23, 2019

President of Defense Industries Prof. Ismail DEMIR examined the construction activities of Turkey's largest amphibious assault ship, the TCG ANADOLU and said that they would deliver the ship to the Navy by the end of 2020.

The President Prof. DEMIR made the following statement about the examination: “We have conducted examinations in the area where the TCG ANADOLU, the biggest ship in our Navy, will be built. This ship will be the pride of Turkey. The work carried out for the ship, publicly known as the aircraft carrier, are being carried out accordingly and when we talked to the executives of the shipyard, we saw that necessary measures were and are being taken regarding the delivery of the ship for nearly a year earlier than planned. Hopefully, by the end of 2020, we will have delivered this ship to our Naval Forces. In our talks with the executives of the shipyard, we found that they were satisfied with the progress. We are also pleased with the progress. During the examination, we conducted on-site evaluations about the indigenization of various products and the use of domestic products and projects. We believe Turkey will have a voice in the world with such ships. We hope that we will make our mark in terms of both design and various materials and systems. Good luck with it.”


The construction of the TCG ANADOLU ship had started within the scope of the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) project initiated by the Presidency of Defense Industries. The construction activities of the TCG ANADOLU, which can transport a force of a minimum battalion size to the designated location with its own logistical support without the need of main base support, continue at the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul.

TCG ANADOLU will carry four Landing Craft Mechanized, two Landing Craft Air Cushion, two Personnel Landing Craft as well as aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. The 231 meter long and 32 meter wide ship will have a full load displacement of about 27,000 tons.