The world’s first SİHA and Turkey’s largest warship TCG Anadolu was delivered to the Naval Forces Command. Speaking at the ceremony, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Turkey will become a game changer in the world and said, “A strong defense is essential in order to carry out a strong diplomacy. Our ultimate goal is a fully independent defense industry,” he said. TCG Anadolu, which is the pride of Turkey, also draws attention with its features. Representing the geopolitical transformation of the Turkish Armed Forces, the ship will be a prestige platform for Turkey within NATO and will likely command joint NATO operations as well.
Turkey’s largest SİHA ship TCG Anadolu was delivered to the Naval Forces Command with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today.
Making important statements at the delivery ceremony, President Erdoğan said, “Thanks to TCG Anadolu, we will become a game changer country, one of the firsts in the world.” said. “Now, we are increasing our defense industry budget to 75 billion dollars with the projects whose tender process continues.” used the phrases.
In addition, Erdoğan said that TCG Anadolu will open to the public in Sirkeci.
TCG Anadolu, the pride of Turkey, also draws attention with its features. Equipped with state-of-the-art radars and sensors, the ship is capable of transporting nearly 100 vehicles, including tanks and armored vehicles, on the vehicle deck, as well as landing vehicles and boats.
TCG Anadolu, which has the ability to transport the necessary combat and support vehicles to crisis areas with an amphibious battalion, will be able to participate in landing operations with the vehicles it will carry in its pool.
The Multi-Purpose Amphibious Ship TCG, built with a full load displacement of 27 thousand 436 tons, a length of 231 meters and a width of 32 meters, can be used in the Anatolian, Aegean, Black Sea and Mediterranean operational areas and, when necessary, in the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
Using SİHAs as a ‘herd’ for the first time in the world, Turkey is preparing to introduce a new concept to the history of naval warfare.
Bayraktar TB3 SİHA, which will be used in Turkey’s largest warship with a length of 232 meters to be included in the inventory, is preparing for its first flight.
Turkey, which will deploy the 30-50 SİHA to TCG Anadolu, will also break new ground in the world with this move.
The ship, which will be used as a multi-purpose amphibious assault ship, has the capacity to carry 1,400 people. It will be able to land an amphibious battalion without the need for communication, combat and support vehicles.
Aside from its seven-hundred-man amphibious force, the Anadolu ship, which can accommodate eight sea landing craft, will have a military hospital with a capacity of at least thirty beds, including an operating room, dental treatment units, intensive care and infection rooms.