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  • FNSS AACE for the Philippine Combat Engineers
    FNSS AACE for the Philippine Combat Engineers February 11 2020
    FNSS, added a new one to its export successes. FNSS, which has facilities located in Ankara, inked an agreement with Philippines and added new country to its export customers. AACE (Armoured Amphibious Combat Earthmover), which has been operating successfully in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory, will serve in the Philippines Army. FNSS General Manager and CEO Nail Kurt has given good news of export in the interview with Anadolu Agency. While Kurt did not specify how many vehicles ...
  • FNSS MAV on Sea Trials
    FNSS MAV on Sea Trials February 10 2020
    ZAHA (Zırhlı Amfibi Hücum Aracı / Armored Amphibious Assault Vehicle), developed by FNSS with domestic capabilities, is stepping towards its mission in TCG Anadolu. FNSS company shared images of ZAHA's sea trials on its official social media account. In the first image, the movement of the platform on the soft ground on the shore, while in the second photo, ZAHA was seen during swimming. At the 8th Marine Systems Seminar held last October, C4Defence has released i...
  • TCG Anadolu is back at sea
    TCG Anadolu is back at sea February 3 2020
      Turkey's first Landing Helicopter Dock / LHD TCG Anatolia met sea again. After the completion of the main hull, the ship was launched the sea for a while and then moved back to the dry dock to complete the integration of the main propulsion and propulsion system. After these operations, he was taken to the pocket dock. Here, the ship's further test preparations will be made. Istanbul Sedef Shipyard is the primary constructor of the ship. Thousand 4...
  • ASELSAN Sign on Radar Absorbent Material
    ASELSAN Sign on Radar Absorbent Material January 29 2020
    ASELSAN, which carries out the development activities of high importance systems under the New Type Submarine Project, has completed factory acceptance tests of a critical product. Thanks to the component that the company designed and developed with its own capabilities, the detection of Reis Class (Type 214) submarines will become more difficult. According to the news published by Anadolu Agency, factory acceptance tests of composite radar absorbent material pro...
  • ADVENT Integration Starts to TCG Anadolu
    ADVENT Integration Starts to TCG Anadolu January 2 2020
    TCG Anadolu, which has been launched in last weeks and will constitute an important power multiplier when it is started to use continues its integration activities. TCG Anadolu, which will be the largest ship of the Turkish Navy when it put in inventory, will not only be largest in size. The platform will be able to carry 1 amphibious battalion for the operation in open seas without the main base support, with the necessary combat and support vehicles, to perform...
  • TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020
    TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020 November 21 2019
    President of Defence Industry Dr. İsmail Demir said that they would deliver the TCG Anatolian Ship to the Navy towards the end of 2020. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship (Landing Helicopter Dock /LHD) TCG Anadolu, is under construction in Istanbul Tuzla. Demir has paid a visit to investigate developments in TCG Anatolia. Demir, following visit, made a statement: “Our boat, known to the public as an aircraft carrier, is being carried out very regularly and whe...
  • India Targets Wrong Turkish Shipyard over Ties with Pakistan October 4 2019
      For the first time, India is taking punitive action against a Turkish firm Anadolu Shipyard according to US-based magazine Defence News. The work, however, is based on a misunderstanding according to C4Defence’s investigation. Defence News wrote that the Turkish company has defence ties with Indian rival Pakistan. India has chosen Anadolu Shipyard as its technology partner for Indian Navy’s $2 billion fleet support ships program. State-owned Hindust...
  • Surprise Solution in the F-35B Question
    Surprise Solution in the F-35B Question August 9 2019
    Turkish- US struggle on S-400 air defence system/ F-35 aircraft resulted as the US claimed. Despite being one of the partners, Turkey’s contribution program was suspended as a result of a unilateral decision of the United States.  The process brought to mind the question of aircraft to be used instead of the conventional F-35 aircraft in Turkey. Russia's Su-57 and SU-35 aircraft were brought to the discussion table. At this stage, European products might be an alternative ...
  • TAIS to Build Ships for Indian Navy
    TAIS to Build Ships for Indian Navy May 31 2019
    TAIS, founded by the owners of the five shipyards of Turkey to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding, has received a $2.3-billion tender to build five ships for the Indian Navy. According to information released to the press, TAIS has won a cooperation tender that involves the production of five fleet support tankers of 45,000 tons. As part of its tasks in the project, TAIS will be responsible for the modernization of the shipyard, the design of the s...
  • Anadolu is Launched
    Anadolu is Launched May 4 2019
    Turkey's first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) TCG Anadolu (L400) is launched today. TCG Anadolu is normally balanced on wedges called “Keel Blocks” in a dry dock. This dry dock sunk into the water and the ship met the sea. However, after this process, TCG Anatolia will be taken back to the dry dock. After the ship is built, the integration of the systems will start. During this process, the weight point of the ship will change. It will be possible to relocate the wedges accordi...
  • TCG Anadolu to Be Launched
    TCG Anadolu to Be Launched May 1 2019
    Turkey's first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) TCG Anadolu (L400) will be launched on 4 May 2019. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, a launch ceremony is not planned. The ship will not be launched using slideways as is the tradition. TCG Anadolu is currently balanced on wedges called “Keel Blocks” in a dry dock. This dry dock will sink into the water and the ship will meet the sea. However, after this process, TCG Anatolia will be taken back to the dry dock...
  • Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico
    Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico March 20 2019
    The Brazilian Navy has started initial studies for the installation of new systems meant to improve its PHM Atlantico (A140) (formerly HMS Ocean) multipurpose helicopter carrier according to the Jane’s. Among the components being considered for replacement, installation, or modernisation are navigation and precision approach radar systems, a command-and-control system at the operational level for use by an embarked command force, and a new self-protection system to complement ...
  • Turkish Navy Aims F-35B
    Turkish Navy Aims F-35B November 9 2018
    Turkish Navy wants to deploy the F-35B Lightning II on board the TCG Anadolu which is under construction. The efficiency of the ship, which will be an important multiplier for the Turkish Navy's amphibious assault force, will be increased with the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. In this direction, some studies are being carried out in the headquarters. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the necessary infrastructure and preliminary works are in progress before the f...
  • Philippines, Bangladesh are interested in Turkish-Indonesian KAPLAN MT Tanks
    Philippines, Bangladesh are interested in Turkish-Indonesian KAPLAN MT Tanks September 7 2018
    The Philippines and Bangladesh are likely to order about 100 KAPLAN medium tanks which are co-produced by Turkish defence contractor FNNS and Indonesia's PT Pindad. Windu Paramata, the head of the medium tank project at PT Pindad said the two countries had expressed willingness to buy 40 to 50 units each. "In October, we will be demonstrating medium tanks there, as a condition for the procurement of defence equipment in their countries," Paramata told Anadolu Agency on Friday.
  • Electromagnetic Gun Agreement
    Electromagnetic Gun Agreement May 25 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) announced a new development with a press release today. SSM and Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed the "Electromagnetic Gun System Field Prototype Procurement Project Contract" signed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, OSTİM Savunma ve Havacılık Kümelenmesi (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended. Undersecretary D...
  • TCG Trakya, On The Way
    TCG Trakya, On The Way May 22 2018
    As Turkey counts down for delivery of the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft, another development came into light of the Turkish Navy front. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the service plans to supply a total of 32 short-takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft. Today, there are two aircraft models with this feature and one is to retire. For this reason, the service is considering Lockheed Martin's F-35B aircraft program. According to t...
  • Turkish Kamikaze Drones On Display at Eurasia Fair
    Turkish Kamikaze Drones On Display at Eurasia Fair April 24 2018
    Turkish Defence Technology and Engineering (STM) will unveil its indigenously developed armed 'kamikaze' drones at the Eurasia Airshow to be held in Antalya on 25-29 April.  The upgraded “kamikaze” drones ALPAGU Blok 2 and KARGU will be able to eliminate targets more efficiently with their new features, such as enhanced ammo capacity. In addition, ALPAGU Blok II was equipped with an enhanced rangefinder system while KARGU, a rotary-winged...
  • TCG Anadolu To Be Delivered in 2021
    TCG Anadolu To Be Delivered in 2021 March 25 2018
    Sedef Shipyard, who built Turkey's first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) TCG Anadolu, announced the delivery date of the vessel. Sedef Shipyard Chairman Metin Kalkavan, who participated in the live broadcast of Bloomberg HT, announced that the LHD ship would enter service with the Naval Forces Command in 2021. Kalkavan said TCG Anadolu is able to accommodate 450 personnel and can carry up to 5 thousand people during a rescue mission adding that F-35Bs can take-off and land on the vesse...
  • Turkey Wants F-35Bs To Deploy on New LHD
    Turkey Wants F-35Bs To Deploy on New LHD March 7 2018
    Turkish Armed Forces are now planning to buy the short take-off vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35Bs to deploy on the Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock 'TCG Anadolu', Jane's reports.  According to IHS Jane’s “A senior Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat official expressed his country’s interest in buying F-35 STOVL variants to Vice Admiral Mathias Winter, head of the US Defense Department’s F-35 programme office, during a meeting hel...
  • Interim Solution With Harrier?
    Interim Solution With Harrier? December 6 2017
    An interim solution came to light for the aircraft to be deployed on the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) TCG Anadolu, which will enter the inventory of the Turkish Naval Forces, according to an article in Jane's Defense magazine. According to western industry sources, Turkey started to work on an alternative purchasing of vertical take-off and landing AV-8B Harrier II as an interim solution before the planned acquisition of 19-20 short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B. The negot...
  • New Milestone at TF-X August 10 2017
    Open General Export License was issued to allow material, software and technology transfer from the UK to be used in the National Combat Aircraft Project (TF-X) of Turkey. Authorities made a statement to the Anadolu Agency, announced that a  milestone is behind in the TF-X Project. In the TF-X Project, which is to be designed and manufactured with maximum capacity of domestic capability to meet the modern needs of of Turkish Armed Forces.  The aircrafts will have start to ...
  • HAVELSAN at Qatar August 9 2017
    HAVELSAN (Hava Elektronik Sanayii-Aviation Electronics Industry) will open an office in Qatar. According to the Anadolu news agency, HAVELSAN is in talks with the Qatari authorities on many issues. Technical training and marine systems, in particular, cyber security, information technology, command and control systems and simulation technology is aimed at the business alliance.
  • Force Multiplier for Anadolu July 31 2017
    The first inspection meeting was held for the Armored Amphibious Assault Vehicle (ZAHA) to be developed and produced by the FNSS for the Naval Forces Command. 27 ZAHA are planned to be produced. At the meeting on July 14th, attended by the FNSS, Undersecretariat of Defence Industry and the authorities from the Force Command, the operation concept and mission needs defined by the Naval Forces were invested in the task.  Thus, important conceptual design phase have also officially begun.
  • 'TCG BAYRAKTAR' Will Officially Be Handed Over Tomorrow
    'TCG BAYRAKTAR' Will Officially Be Handed Over Tomorrow April 21 2017
    The Turkish Naval Forces (Dz.K.K) will supply two Amphibious Ships (LST - Landing Ship Tank) under Amphibious Ship (LST) Procurement Contract by Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). The main mission function of the vessel wil be Amphibious Operation and Fire Support. BAYRAKTAR, the first vessel built by Anadolu Shipyard (ADIK), will be delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces during a ceremony to be held at ADIK Shipyard on 22 April 2017. The second s...
  • TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction
    TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction April 18 2017
    Organised on behalf of the IMEAK Chamber of Shipping, the 14th International Maritime Exhibition & Conference took place in Istanbul between March 21-24, 2017. Speaking at the Conference, Executive Board Member of Sedef Shipyard, Orkun Kalkavan announced that production and design of Turkey’s first Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship (Landing Helicopter Dock/ LHD) were proceeding in tandem.   Signifying the largest naval platform in Turkish Armed Forces inventory onc...
  • Sector News May 10 2016
    H145M Passed Technical Acceptance Tests U.S. Navy to Put on Trial New Destroyer Australia Finally Receives Next-Generation Trucks “E” Era for the U.S. Apache Diesel-Electric Barracuda to Replace Collins Trophy Shield for the Marine Corps King Stallion to Display Muscular Strength Australia is Pleased with Navantia Another Revolution by Japan HAVELS...
  • ADIK presented its mini LHD concept March 31 2016
    Turkish shipbuilding company Anadolu Deniz Inşaat Kızakları (ADIK) exhibited its new landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessel concept at Maritime Defence and Security Exhibition DIMDEX 2016 in Doha, Qatar. ADIK believes its concept offers an affordable but effective amphibious warfare solution. Displacing 9,500 tonnes, the 153 m ship is intended as a smaller alternative to the current generation of 20,000 tonne-plus ships on the market. Total cargo capacity is up to 1,400 tonnes, compr...
  • Anadolu Shipyard Showcasing its New Type Fast Patrol Boat March 30 2016
    Turkish shipyard Anadolu (ADIK) is showcasing its New Type Fast Patrol Vessel (NTPV) at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2016).NTFPB is a steel deep V mono hull vessel. The superstructure is made of aluminium alloy to meet the speed, sea keeping and manoeuvrability requirements. The Vessel has five gas turbines allowing to speed up to 60 knots on scaled version. The project is designed following a requirement of the Turkish Navy.