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  • TCG Anadolu will be Delayed
    TCG Anadolu will be Delayed 28 September 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr İsmail Demir announced that the TCG ANADOLU Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) will enter into the inventory with a delay. Participating in a television program, Demir said, “The launch of the ANADOLU ship has slowed down a little during this epidemic process. We've been waiting for the end of this year, it may wait until the middle of next year. Depending on the course of the epidemic, we want to put it into service as so...
  • MAV Passes Capsize Tests
    MAV Passes Capsize Tests 17 September 2020
    An important step has been passed in the Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) project which is carried out by the Presidency of Defence Industries. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, AŞ.  recently appeared on Bloomberg Television and explained the current workload of the company. Kurt announced that the MAV indigenously designed and developed by the company has successfully passed an important test. C4Defence has reached the details of that test. F...
  • Kurt Describes FNSS's Work
    Kurt Describes FNSS's Work 4 September 2020
      FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. which entered the top 100 in the list of the world's largest defence companies, was the guest of Bloomberg TV. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS, explained the work of FNSS and the future of the defence industry.   Noting that FNSS was established 30 years ago with the partnership of Nurol Holding and BAE Systems USA to meet the needs of the Land Forces Command, Kurt said that FNSS was the first private compan...
  • Chinese LHD Started to Trials
    Chinese LHD Started to Trials 4 August 2020
    China, which has made significant investments in naval power in recent years and has reached an incredible construction speed, has begun counting down for the new platform that will multiply its amphibious capabilities. It was announced that the new Type 075 class LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy went through the sea testing phase. In the published photos of the platform, which set sail from the pier where the refitting activit...
  • LHD May be Decommissioned
    LHD May be Decommissioned 14 July 2020
    Firefighting continues in USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), who flames occured for an unknown reason. An alleged explosion took place in the ship while it was docked at the pier in San Diego Naval Base. The fire that started subsequently spread rapidly to other compartments of the ship. While the flames could not be taken under control on the ship, which also contained fuel and ammo stocks in its depots, helicopters affiliated to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 and ...
  • Fire on LHD
    Fire on LHD 13 July 2020
    The fire factor is perhaps one of the weak points of warships. This situation, which eats the platforms from inside, can lead to changes in the chemistry of the structural components, and great consequences such as shortening the service life of the platforms. The US Navy was shaken by a fire on the Wasp-class USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) amphibious assault ship moored at the San Diego Naval Base. It is stated that there was an explosion on the platform for an unknown reason at arou...
  • "The King" Completed First Sea Trials
    "The King" Completed First Sea Trials 9 July 2020
    The CH-53 Stallion helicopter family is the largest and heaviest heavy-lift cargo helicopter in use in the US and Western world inventory. Despite the problems detected during development and factory tests, the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter completed its first sea tests. The first trial, completed on the USS Wasp (LHD 1) amphibious assault helicopter, was conducted in the Atlantic Ocean and lasted about two weeks. In this context, activities such as take-off and landing in di...
  • Fire Breaks Out On China’s First LHD
    Fire Breaks Out On China’s First LHD 12 April 2020
    The first Chinese Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) caught fire while in the dock at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Photos and video showing the ship billowing large clouds of black smoke hit Chinese social media earlier in the day. The Type 075 (NATO reporting name Yushen-class landing helicopter assault) is a new generation of Chinese amphibious assault vessel and larger than similar ships previously constructed for the PLA Navy and very similar to the U....
  • Domestic ARAS-2023 for Turkish Indigenous LHD
    Domestic ARAS-2023 for Turkish Indigenous LHD 10 April 2020
    TCG Anadolu (L 400) is counting days to enter the Turkish Navy inventory. In this process, the systems that will be integrated into the platform also appear. ARAS-2023 diver detection sonar will protect TCG Anadolu, whose construction activities are continuing in Sedef Shipyard located in Istanbul. The system developed by Armelsan Defence Technologies company offers the possibility of early detection of attacks to be made by underwater units. ARAS-2023, which is an ac...
  • Coronavirus Panic in the U.S. Navy
    Coronavirus Panic in the U.S. Navy 16 March 2020
    Under the influence of the world, the coronavirus infiltrated the US Navy. The entire team was quarantined after a positive test on the virus in a crew working on the USS Boxer (LHD-4) amphibious assault ship. On Sunday, the Navy announced that the sailor assigned to the warship tested “presumptive positive,” meaning, the patient tested positive by a local public health laboratory but results are still pending confirmation at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) lab. Earlier ...
  • New LHD Delivered to US Navy
    New LHD Delivered to US Navy 1 March 2020
    US Navy, which continues to studies at full capacity to maintain and modernize amphibious assault capability, the received its new LHD. The acceptance of the new platform, which was built by the main contractor, Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipyard, was completed after the navy acceptance trials. The ship, which is expected to significantly increase the force transport capability of the US Marine Corps, stands out with its features such as expanded hangar ...
  • TCG Anadolu is back at sea
    TCG Anadolu is back at sea 3 February 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...
  • Russian Firepower Power to Egyptian Ships
    Russian Firepower Power to Egyptian Ships 8 January 2020
    Egypt comes to the fore with the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, the training and exercise activities carried out with different countries in the region. The Cairo government, which acquire currency with its collaborations in the region, published new images from the navy. In the images published from the Egyptian Navy deploying different aircraft on the platform, it was determined that the country also deployed Russian-made aircraft on the ships. The Navy, which playe...
  • TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait
    TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait 10 December 2019
    TAIS, established by the owners of four leading shipyards of Turkey, attends to Kuwait defence and aviation exhibition GDA. The company is established to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding for demanding customers all over the world. The group has completed a series of projects for the Turkish Ministry of Defence for Turkish Navy which has achieved a contemporary, powerful and modern force structure. Besides shipbuilding TAIS offers a total solution...
  • TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020
    TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020 21 November 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...
  • Japanese Company Unveils Preliminary LHD Design
    Japanese Company Unveils Preliminary LHD Design 21 November 2019
    Japanese shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation unveiled the preliminary design of a landing helicopter dock (LHD) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). JMU's Future Landing Helicopter Dock will have five helicopters in two aircraft hangars located beneath the flight deck. The LHD will be capable of embarking up to two Landing Craft Air Cushion-like vessels in its well deck and more than 20 amphibious assault vehicles. The LHD, will be ...
  • Largest LHD of the Navy will Enter the Inventory
    Largest LHD of the Navy will Enter the Inventory 26 August 2019
    Since 2012, China has been working to improve the amphibious capabilities of amphibious assault ships. Accordingly, recent photos reveal the construction of China’s largest amphibious assault ship is progressing. Photos taken from surrounding buildings and within China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. Given the pace of construction, the ship is expected to launch this year. It’s unknown how many Type 075s China plans to eventually operate, although ...
  • Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched
    Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched 27 May 2019
    The launching ceremony of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Trieste” took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. This multirole and multipurpose amphibious is capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defence, approved by the Italian...
  • Anadolu is Launched
    Anadolu is Launched 4 May 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 1 May 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...
  • F-35B Signal from Naval Forces
    F-35B Signal from Naval Forces 1 May 2019
    As the Naval Command's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is on its way, it was revealed that the Navy is in need of trained jet pilots. At IDEF'19 held in Istanbul, Italian company Leonardo and the Italian Air Force held a joint presentation at IDEF. The presentation gave information about the International Flight Training School (IFTS), which provides many types of flight training in the south of Italy. According to the statement, the cooperation of the duo, military pilot...
  • MAV ZAHA Embarks at IDEF
    MAV ZAHA Embarks at IDEF 1 May 2019
     FNSS’ Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) made its first appearance at IDEF’19. Vice President of Defence Industries Mustafa Şeker attended the ceremony. Visitors to the FNSS stand will have opportunity to see the first prototype MAV, whose main role is to support the combat capabilities of marine forces in line with the requirements of the 21st century combat environments. MAV is being developed as part of the Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicles (<...
  • Egypt Prefers Italy Over France
    Egypt Prefers Italy Over France 26 April 2019
    According to unconfirmed reports in the press, the Egyptian Navy will procure 20 AW149 helicopters produced by the Italian company Leonardo. The production contract, which has not been announced officially, was first published by La Tribune, a French news website. Leonardo has not made a statement yet. Egypt last week announced that it was not going to purchase the NH90 helicopters of the French company NH Industries because of the cost and instead was going to award Leonardo. Egypt...
  • Greek Helicopters Landed on Egyptian LHD
    Greek Helicopters Landed on Egyptian LHD 24 March 2019
    According to Naval Analyses, Greek CH-47 Chinook and Apache helicopters landed on Egyptian Mistral-class LHD. Greek and Egyptian military forces attended on bilateral joint exercise “Medousa 6” from June 23 to 29, 2018. The Hellenic Armed Forces participated with two frigates, one submarine, eight F-16 fighters, one AWACS, one Super Puma SCAR helicopter, one Chinook carrier helicopter, two Apache attack helicopters, and SOF team The Egyptian Armed Forces with one Mistral-clas...
  • Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico
    Brazil May Modernise PHM Atlantico 20 March 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 ...
  • Japan Returns to the Past
    Japan Returns to the Past 19 December 2018
    A new defence breakthrough came from the Far East, where stressing winds never rested. Japan has approved the five-year giant defence budget. As part of the budget approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan plans to invest US $ 242 billion in defence. It is aimed to improve the ballistic missile defence system within the scope of the five-year period. In addition, 100 F-35 Lightning II procurement is planned from this budget. The main point of the decision is the Izumo class LHD platforms. ...
  • Two French FREMMs Fitting Aster 30 Long Range SAM
    Two French FREMMs Fitting Aster 30 Long Range SAM 5 October 2018
    The French Navy’s (Marine Nationale) last two FREMM Frigates (in anti-submarine warfare variant) Normandie (D651)  and Bretagne (D655) have been modified in order to be able to deploy MBDA's Aster 30 long range surface to air missiles. Earlier frigates of the class are limited to the shorter range Aster 15 missiles because of shorter VLS systems. As two Cassard-class Frigate are nearing the end of their service life, French Navy decided to modify Bretagne and Normandi...
  • TCG Trakya, On The Way
    TCG Trakya, On The Way 22 May 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...
  • TCG Anadolu To Be Delivered in 2021
    TCG Anadolu To Be Delivered in 2021 25 March 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...
  • F-35Bs Join USS Wasp for Deployment
    F-35Bs Join USS Wasp for Deployment 7 March 2018
    A detachment of F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, will provide a robust set of sea-based capabilities that will enhance Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary operations. The aircraft...
  • Turkey Wants F-35Bs To Deploy on New LHD
    Turkey Wants F-35Bs To Deploy on New LHD 7 March 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...
  • First Delivery in 2018
    First Delivery in 2018 13 December 2017
    Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria is building four new LC23-class mechanized landing craft (LCMs) for the Italian Navy. The vessels will are being built under a contract awarded by Fincantieri in the first quarter of 2017. The first craft is planned to be delivered in the second half of 2018, with all four units to be completed by 2021. 23,8 metre-long vessel can transport a maximum load of 65 tonnes at a top speed of 13.5 knots. It has a 200 nautical mile range at 1...
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth Commissioned
    HMS Queen Elizabeth Commissioned 9 December 2017
    The UK's largest and newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, entered service with a ceremony held yesterday. Aboard the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, several air platforms, primarily the F-35B fighter planes, will be deployed. In this frame, the team of the HMS Ocean LHD, which will leave the inventory in December 2018, has also changed its place of duty. The HMS Ocean team will serve on HMS Queen Elizabeth. The ceremony was held at the port of Portsmouth and Quee...
  • Interim Solution With Harrier?
    Interim Solution With Harrier? 6 December 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...
  • Moore: Sales of Ocean to Turkey is Coop in Defence
    Moore: Sales of Ocean to Turkey is Coop in Defence 21 November 2017
    British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore gave information about the HMS Ocean Helicopter Landing Dock (LHD) talks between Turkey and the United Kingdom. Ambassador Moore, who attended at the meeting of the Diplomatic Correspondents' Association as a speaker, told C4Defence, "There is probably a limit what I can say about that because it is a commercial subject and there are sensitivities about it. HMS Ocean anchored at Aksaz Naval Base in the days we passed. This ship wil...
  • Turkey Interested In HMS Ocean
    Turkey Interested In HMS Ocean 15 November 2017
    The United Kingdom Defence Secretary Tobias Ellwood noted that Turkey is interested in the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMS Ocean L12. Former secretary Jones asked the Ministry, "What kind of declaration has been made by the Turkish government if an improvement has not been made with Brazil in the procurement of the HMS Ocean Landing Helicopter Dock?", and Ellwood replied as "Turkey informed us that they were interested in the HMS Ocean." <...
  • Renewal Plan Full Blast
    Renewal Plan Full Blast 13 July 2017
    Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) on order for Italian Navy on 12 July. Being built under the renewal plan of the Italian Navy vessels that started in May 2015, the new platform will be delivered in 2022.  The unit will be approximately 200 meters long with a maximum speed of 25 knots. It will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG) and will be able to accommodat...
  • NAVANTIA, AYESAŞ Joined Forces
    NAVANTIA, AYESAŞ Joined Forces 11 May 2017
    A joint venture of Zorlu Group of Turkey (60%) and L-3 Technologies of the USA (40%), AYESAŞ has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Spain's NAVANTIA regarding Integrated Platform Control and Monitoring System (IPMS) for submarine and surface ship platforms. With this MoU, signed today at IDEF 2017, AYESAŞ aims for nationalization of IPMS which is to be developed by NAVANTIA within the scope of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Project for Turkish Navy. Within ...
  • TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction
    TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction 18 April 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...
  • 48th Issue Sector News
    48th Issue Sector News 29 March 2017
    Digital Black Hawk's Maiden Flight PHAROS Move by France Increase in Turnover, Decrease in Profit Technological Collaboration from the North USA Stands by Zumwalt Good Tidings from Armed ‘Hürkuş’ for 2018 Timely Solution by ASELSAN Altay Completed Acceptance Tests TÜMOSAN Throws in the Towel Turkish Kamikaze, Mission Ready Major Preparation for LHD Ejder Yal&...