Turkey: ANADOLU Shipyard to Build Two LSTs
ANADOLU Shipyard which has successfully completed and delivered 8 LCTs (Landing Craft Tank) to Turkish Navy during 2012 has also accelerated its work on LST project in the first weeks of the year 2013.
ANADOLU Shipyard has signed a contract with Turkish SSM (Undersecretariat of Defense Industries) to manufacture and build two LSTs . The Project Implementation Schedule has not started yet as the necessary finances were not provided. However, ANADOLU Shipyard has intensified its work on the preparation of the LST project as contract negotiations were well advanced with ASELSAN and HAVELSAN, two flag ship companies of Turkish Foundation of Armed Forces.
Similarly, contract negotiations with another Turkish Defense Industry company İŞBİR Elektrik Sanayi A.Ş were also brought to a successful end during the second half of February 2013. Thus, a supply contract was signed between ANADOLU Shipyard and İŞBİR Elektrik Sanayi A.Ş for the sourcing of 3 main generators and one emergency generator for each LST to be built by ANADOLU Shipyard.
Naval Today Staff, March 7, 2013; Image: Adik