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TCG Anadolu



Amphibious assault ship - Türkiye

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The TCG Anadolu is an amphibious assault ship built by Turkey based on a similar project as the Spanish Juan Carlos I. Discussions about acquiring an amphibious assault ship and 4 new landing craft started in 2013, and Turkey acquired a license from Navantia to construct the vessel.

The contract for the TCG Anadolu's construction was signed in 2015, with construction beginning in Turkey the following year. Commissioned in 2023, the Anadolu became the flagship of the Turkish Navy, with a second warship of the same class, Trakya, planned.

Navantia, the Spanish shipbuilding company, provided design, technology transfer, equipment, and technical assistance to the Turkish shipyard Sedef for the design and development of the Anadolu.

The TCG Anadolu's construction demonstrates Turkey's significant investment in its amphibious capabilities, making the Turkish Navy a stronger player in the Mediterranean region. This multi-role warship is capable of carrying aircraft, helicopters, marines, vehicles, and various supplies.

Anadolu-class LHD variants:

 - No variants at this time.

Technical Data

The TCG Anadolu hull has a long, sleek profile that is typical of amphibious assault ships. The flight deck is a prominent feature of TCG Anadolu, extending almost the entire length of the ship. It is marked with aircraft parking spots, helicopter landing spots, and various safety and guidance markings. She also has a spacious hangar that can house several aircraft and helicopters. The hangar is equipped with maintenance facilities and can be accessed through large, elevators from the flight deck. The ski-jump ramp, located at the bow of the ship, angles upwards for STOVL aircraft operations. On the starboard side of the ship, there is a large, multi-deck island structure. The island houses the ship's bridge, air traffic control center, and various sensors, communication equipment, and defensive systems. It also features prominent mast structures that support the ship's radar and communication antennas. The ship has a well deck at the rear, which can be flooded to facilitate the deployment of landing craft, amphibious vehicles, and other equipment. The well-deck can accommodate various types of landing craft, such as amphibious armored vehicles.
The vessel has a displacement of 27,079 tons in "amphibious assault ship" configuration and 24,660 tons in "V/STOL aircraft carrier" configuration. Her length is 232 meters (761 feet 2 inches), and her beam is 32 meters (105 feet 0 inches). The Anadolu has a draught of 6.9 meters (22 feet 8 inches). The Anadolu has several cargo areas, including a 1,880 square meter (20,200 square foot) light cargo garage that can accommodate TEU containers and 27 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV), a 1,165 square meter (12,540 square foot) dock that can host up to four Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) or two Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), or two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), and a 1,410 square meter (15,200 square foot) garage for heavy loads that can host 29 main battle tanks (MBT), Amphibious Assault Vehicles, and TEU containers. She has a crew of 261 personnel, consisting of 30 officers, 49 NCOs, 59 leading seamen, and 123 ratings.
The amphibious assault ship is armed with 1 RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher, 2 Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS), and 5 Aselsan STOP Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) with 25 mm guns.  
TCG Anadolu is equipped with several sensors and processing systems, including the Thales SMART-S Mk.2 S-band 3D radar, SPN-720 Naval Precision Approach Radar, GENESIS-ADVENT Combat Management System, Infrared Search and Track (IRST), Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), Tactical Data Link (TDL), Voice Management Function (VMF), SATellite COMmunication (SATCOM), Laser Warning Receiver (LWR), Data Distribution System (DDS), and Torpedo Defense System.
The ship is propelled by 5 Navantia Man Diesel Generators, each with a power output of 8,000 kW (11,000 hp), as well as 2 Siemens SiPOD with a power output of 11 MW (15,000 hp). The vessel also features 2 bow thrusters with a power output of 1,500 kW (2,000 hp).
Flight equipment
The TCG Anadolu can accommodate 4 T-129 ATAK attack helicopters, 8 utility helicopters (either the As532 or CH-47F), 2 S-70B Seahawk maritime helicopters, and Turkish-made UAVs such as the Baykar Bayraktar TB3 or the more advanced Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma UCAV.


Type Displacement
Juan Carlos I-class amphibious assault ship and V/STOL aircraft carrier  27,079 tons (amphibious assault ship configuration) / 24,660 tons (V/STOL aircraft carrier configuration)
Crew Propulsion
 261  5 x 8,000 kW (11,000 hp) Navantia Man Diesel Generators, 2 x 11 MW (15,000 hp) Siemens SiPOD , 2 x 1,500 kW (2,000 hp) bow thruster
Country operators Aircraft
 Türkiye 4 x T-129 ATAK, 8 x As532 or CH-47F, 2 x S-70B Seahawk, Baykar Bayraktar TB3 or Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma UCAV
Performance Dimensions

Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph), Range: 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)

 Length: 232 m (761 ft 2 in); Beam 32 m (105 ft 0 in);  Draught 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in)

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