NAVANTIA TO BUILD AMPHIBIOUS LANDING SHIP FOR TURKEY
Navantia has announced that they have been selected, together with its Turkish partner SEDEF, to design and build an amphibious warfare ship and four landing craft for the Turkish Navy.
Navantia will provide design, technology transfer, equipment and technical assistance for local construction of the ship by SEDEF. In addition, Navantia will also provide various types of equipment and subsystems, such as engines, turbines and the integrated platform control system.
According to Navantia, its LPD design was selected because it has already been built and tested by the Spanish navy, as the 'Juan Carlos I'. Two other similar vessels have also been built by Navantia and delivered to the Royal Australian Navy, the 'Canberra' and 'Adelaide'. In addition, Navantia hopes to introduce its F-100 frigate designs to the Turkish Navy.