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Ayoshi

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TCG Anadolu LHD
« on: August 05, 2019, 11:01:34 AM »
See also: Juan Carlos I LHD

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https://www.defenceturkey.com/en/content/tcg-anadolu-lhd-a-naval-platform-that-will-multiply-the-power-projection-capability-of-turkish-navy-3335

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TCG Anadolu LHD: A Naval Platform that will Multiply the Power Projection Capability of Turkish Navy

Under the Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) Project Contract signed on 1 June 2015 between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Sedef Shipbuilding Inc.(Sedef Shipyard), “Keel Laying Ceremony” of the TCG Anadolu (L-400), which is planned to be constructed with a 68% domestic contribution rate and temporarily delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command (TNFC) in the T0+67th month (April 2021), was held on April 30, 2016 at Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, İstanbul and the project activities (T0) were started as of 18 September 2015. Following the 12-month warranty period, the final acceptance of TCG Anadolu LHD is scheduled to be completed in the T0+79th month (April 2022).

The main Contract for the Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) Project includes the procurement of one LHD, four Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM, the Navantia design four LCM-1E will be constructed at Sedef Shipyard), two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), two Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIB), and one Commander Boat for guidance purposes. The total cost of the project is expected to be €1,250 Billion.

The design, construction, system integration, performance and timely delivery of  the TCG Anadolu LHD are under the responsibility of Sedef Shipyard. Although no special training was required for the construction of the ship, a group from the Sedef Shipyard was sent to the Spanish Navantia Shipyard and Sedef Shipyard engineers worked together with Navantia engineers during the design work. Within the scope of the project, a Navantia Office was established at Sedef Shipyard and a special secure (encrypted, no outside access to information) information exchange line was installed. According to the information we received during the visit, as of December 5, 2018, there are 8 Navantia personnel at Sedef Shipyard and they work mainly for coordination and emergency purposes. Sedef Shipyard officials pointed out that there are no problems in the project and said that they hold a live meeting with Navantia Shipyard every week regarding the project work.

We can summarize the information we acquired during the visit as follows:

The TCG Anadolu LHD is designed to operate even in sea state 6 conditions and even the design of the elevators on the ship has been updated and tested according to this requirement.

At the request of TNFC, unlike the other sister ships in service, Central Steel Fender, (two rows of parallel steel curtains) will not be located in the well deck of the TCG Anadolu LHD.

The ship will consist of 114 blocks, each weighing at least 200 tons; 68 of these were assembled on the cradle and the construction activities of the other 46 were planned to be completed with 24 operations by March 9, 2019.

Every three days a new block is laid, a single block or sometimes combined double blocks are assembled on the cradle.

35% of the hull construction has been completed as of December 5, 2018.

Internal outfitting activities are carried out in parallel with the hull construction activities, in this context, the installation of 5 main diesel engines into their mounts has been completed. Diesel engines will be removed from their mounts through side opening doors for maintenance and repair.

The TCG Anadolu LHD, the construction and block assembly activities of which are still under way in dry dock (310m x 50m x 8.3m in measurement with 180,000DWT -Deadweight Tonnage- capacity), is planned to be launched on March 18 or March 23, 2019.

It is planned to start the Setting to Work (STW) process at the end of June 2019 and operate the vessel.

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The TCG Anadolu LHD is a single-hull steel ship, based on a Navantia Shipyard design platform with combat systems integrated by Aselsan-Havelsan Partnership. The TCG Anadolu is based on the Navantia Atlas LHD 26,000 design like the Juan Carlos-I (L-61) in service of the Spanish Navy and the Canberra Class LHDs, HMAS Canberra (L-02) and the HMAS Adelaide (L-01) in the service of the Royal Australian Navy. The vessel is planned to be constructed at 230,8m with a full displacement of 27,436 tons. The TCG Anadolu will feature a 202m long flight deck with 6 landing spots on it and is expected to have a maximum waterline length of 207.2m, a beam of 32m, maximum speed of 20.5 knots (full load displacement), an economical speed of 16 knots and a maximum range of 7,000nm + 2,000nm at economical speed. The LHD will have a total height of 58m with a design draft (the distance from the bottom of the keel to the waterline) of 7,07, the floodable well deck will have a draft of 10,20m and the flight deck of the vessel will have a depth of 27,5m with a total height of 20m from the waterline./quote]
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Re: TCG Anadolu LHD
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 11:09:00 AM »
https://navaltoday.com/2019/04/30/fire-breaks-out-aboard-turkish-landing-helicopter-ship-anadolu-in-shipyard/

Fire breaks out aboard Turkish landing helicopter ship Anadolu in shipyard
April 30, 2019

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Fire aboard the ship, which is being constructed by shipbuilder Sedef for the Turkish Navy, was contained by shipyard workers and firefighters.

No injuries or fatalities were reported in the incident, according to Turkish reports. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

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While based on the Spanish LHD Juan Carlos I and Australian Canberra-class landing helicopter docks, TCG Anadolu will be registered as a light aircraft carrier by the Turkish Lloyd and is expected to be delivered to the navy in 2021.

With a displacement of 28,000 tonnes at full load and a length of 225 meters, the ship will have 6 landing spots on its deck and will carry up to 12 F-35B aircraft and 12 helicopters, depending on configuration.

Turkish first aircraft carrier on fire TCG ANADOLU Sedef Shipyard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epTBWGxEgPk


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Re: TCG Anadolu LHD
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 11:09:16 AM »
https://turkishnavy.net/2019/05/06/tcg-anadolu-has-been-floated/

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TCG Anadolu Has Been Floated

TCG Anadolu is being constructed on a floating dock and the keel blocks under her hull need to be relocated. She will be taken back to the dock after the keel blogs have been relocated and the construction will continue.


TCG Anadolu, temporarily in her element. Photo: Ali Özkök


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Re: TCG Anadolu LHD
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 11:13:09 AM »
See also: F-35s for Turkey

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Will Turkey Really Get an Aircraft Carrier Armed with F-35s? | The National Interest - February 21, 2019

Turkey has decided to join the aircraft carrier club.

Within two years, the Turkish Navy will accept the delivery of TCG Anadolu, the largest and most formidable warship to join the fleet in over one hundred years. But the future of the Anadolu depends to great extent on the strength of the relations between Ankara and Washington, and the future of that relationship has come intro grave doubt.

The Juan Carlos Class


Anadolu is the fourth ship built to the Juan Carlos design. Juan Carlos I entered Spanish service in 2010. HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide joined the Royal Australian Navy in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The Spanish shipbuilding firm Navantia won the construction contract through a joint bid with the Turkish firm Sedef Shipbuilding Inc. Navantia supplied the core of the design, as well as construction expertise while Sedef facilitated the building of the ship in Turkey. Sedef also arranged acquisition of mostly Turkish combat and support systems. Laid down in 2018, Anadolu should be ready for trials by 2021.

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But What of the F-35B?

Turkey is unlikely to have any interest in acquiring old Harriers, so Anadolu’s carrier role is entirely dependent on the acquisition of the F-35B. Turkey is a tier-three partner in the F-35 project, and has long expected to acquire the F-35A. The Navy’s interest in the B model stems mainly from its desire to operate Anadolu as a light carrier.

The problem with Turkey’s F-35 participation lies in the increasingly tense relations between Ankara and the United States. In addition to political difficulties stemming from the 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Erdogan and differences in view over political outcomes in Syria, Turkey has expressed strong interest in the acquisition of the Russian S-400 air-defense system, an acquisition that would run foul of US sanctions against Russia.

 
The United States can waive retribution for such sanctions (it will probably do so for India), but the tolerance for that kind of waiver depends to great extent on the quality of the relationship with the United States. For the aforementioned reasons, the United States is not, as of the moment, certain that it wishes to substantially increase Turkey’s expeditionary capabilities. Indeed, Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force are making conciliatory noises about the exclusion of Turkey from the F-35 project, suggesting that it will not substantially impact the cost curve.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/will-turkey-really-get-aircraft-carrier-armed-f-35s-45172


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Re: TCG Anadolu LHD
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 11:17:18 AM »
See also:
* Turkey takes first shipment of Russian S-400 air-defense system
* How Turkey’s industry could suffer from the S-400 deal with Russia

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Turkey now has a ‘carrier without jets’
July 29, 2019

From the start of the Turkish amphibious assault ship programme, the Turkish Navy had wanted a vessel purely designed to operate helicopters. However, local media reported that soon after exploring options for the design, the Turkish Navy later changed its plans and opted for a fully equipped flight deck with a ski-jump ramp in front, intending to purchase the F-35B STOVL aircraft.

Turkish national newspaper, Hurriyet Daily News, reported at the start of the year that the country was planning to buy a number of F-35B jets in addition to its plus 100 F-35As, the paper stated that this was “planned to be procured in line with Ankara’s growing interest in strengthening its naval forces, mainly for overseas operations”, the vessel they’d fly from is the TCG Anadolu.

The commissioning of the ship is scheduled for 2021 and she is expected to cost around $1 billion.

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Fast forward to 2019, When Turkey defied US warnings to go through with its purchase of Russian S-400 air defence system, it was warned that this could be a threat to information relating to NATO systems. Turkey ignored those warnings.

Days after the S-400s arrived, Turkey was kicked out of the F-35 programme.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/turkey-now-has-a-carrier-without-jets/