Turkey Orders LPD Vessel for Its Navy
On May 7, during IDEF 2015, the Defence exhibiton in Istanbul, the Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract with the SSM for the design and construction of one LPD ship for the Turkish Navy.
Navantia participates in this contract as a technological partner and will provide the design, transfer of technology, equipments and technical assistance to SEDEF for local construction. The design, based on the LHD “Juan Carlos I” for the Spanish Navy, is adapted to the Turkish Navy requirements, having the advantage of being a tested ship with excellent performance since commissioning. Navantia will also provide several components and systems, as the engines and the IPMS (Integrated Platform Management System).
The selection of the design was announced on December 27, 2013, and the commissioning of the ship is scheduled for 2021.