Marine tests of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu, which will be the largest naval platform in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory, started yesterday. TCG Anadolu, the first national aircraft carrier of the Naval Forces Command, was removed from the dry dock of Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, where construction was underway, and met with the sea. The ship was launched on May 4, 2019. The sea tests of TCG Anatolia, which opened to the sea saying “Vira Bismillah”, will be completed in about a year and the ship will enter the inventory in 2021 and begin its mission.
AN IMPORTANT POWER SHOCKER
TCG Anadolu, which will place the Turkish navy among the world’s leading Navy capable of transferring power from the sea, can carry 16 aircraft and at least 32 helicopters. Turkey, Anatolia TCG when it gained in overseas mission with the power to remove 1,500 people will have access to a large organization. When TCG Anatolia entered the inventory, which was designed as a landing vessel with a pool in the first place and was converted into an aircraft carrier with the decision of the Defense Industry Executive Committee in 2016, the TCK’s operational capability towards distant geographies will increase.
WATERPROOF AIRBASE IN WATER
Together with TCG Anadolu, the Navy will be able to exist as much as it wishes at various points thousands of kilometers away. Thanks to TCG Anatolia, which is a mobile air base, activities in the target region can be supported by attack aircraft and other aircraft; National or international operations can be carried out for many points of the world without being subject to any conditions, restrictions or conditions. The command and control functions on board will be carried out as effectively as systems on land. The ship will be delighted with modern reconnaissance surveillance systems and state-of-the-art defense systems.
AT THE LINE AIRPLANE SUPPLY
- Turkey’s first national aircraft carrier to sea now opening sequence for testing, selection of the aircraft will be stationed on the ship and came to the supply. Turkey was planning to place the F-35B aircraft on the TCG Anatolia. After the S-400 was bought from Russia, different options were put on the agenda along with the sanctions imposed by America. Still working on other aircraft with short-throw take-off vertical landing (STOVL) feature. As an alternative to the F-35B, the US-British partnership product AV-8B Harrier, Russian Su-33 and MIG-29K, Chinese J-15, French Rafale-M, US-British made T-45 Goshawk and US F There are aircraft models such as / A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet.