Sunday, May 31, 2015

Opportunity for Australian Defence Industry in Turkish Landing Ship Project

Spanish warship Juan Carlos L-61 visiting Istanbul.
Turkish company Sedef  have been selected to build a amphibious assault ship for the Turkish Navy in Istanbul. The ship will be based on Navantia's design of the  Juan Carlos I for the Spanish Navy.

The HMAS Canberra recently commissioned by the Australian Navy  is based on the same design (referred to by the RAN as "landing helicopter dock ships"). The superstructures for Canberra and sister ship Adelaide (now under construction) were built in Australia and there may be scope for Australian industry to assist with the Turkish build.
Cutaway Diagram of HMAS Canberra LHD Ship

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