Sea acceptance tests of the Anadolu Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship started by the end of June 2022. The ANADOLU ship had made its maiden voyage on March 7, 2022, and then the port acceptance tests of the ship were planned to be completed. The construction of LHD ANATOLIA, with the Turkish flag hoisted at the ceremony, started on 17 April 2016. Sea acceptance tests of the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Ship ANADOLU, which will be the largest ship of our Navy with a length of 2022 meters and a displacement of 232 tons, planned to be put into service in December 27.000, have officially started.
As explained by Sedef Shipyard Defense Industry Projects Manager M. Selim Buldanoğlu, LHD ANADOLU, which left the port on February 27, 2022 and started sea tests on February 28, 2022, returned on March 1, 2022 after the tests.
The Turkish Flag 🇹🇷 was hoisted with a ceremony on the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Ship LHD ANATOLIA, which will be the largest ship of our Navy with a length of 1 meters and a displacement of 17 tons, the construction of which began on April 2016, 2022 and is planned to enter service in December 232.#LHDANADOLU pic.twitter.com/c4aa3XzyZi
- Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defense March 4, 2022
President of the Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, in the Circle of Mind program held on CNN Türk on December 17, 2021, made a statement regarding the delivery of TCG Anadolu to the Naval Forces, and stated that within the scope of TCG Anadolu's construction activities, the finishing works were left and the ship would be delivered by the end of 2022. İsmail Demir, the targeted calendar; He added that he was affected by the fire that occurred on the ship in 2019, the current working conditions during the pandemic process, and similar reasons.
It is expected that many domestic systems will be used in ANADOLU, which will be the largest ship of the Turkish Navy in terms of tonnage and size when finished. As air power, a version of the ATAK-2 project for naval platforms is being worked on, but it is expected that 10 AH-1W attack helicopters transferred from the Land Forces to the Navy will be deployed on the ship until the project is completed.
The mechanized landing craft built for LHD Anadolu was launched. The testing process continues for FNSS ZAHA. In addition, Bayraktar TB2022 SİHA, which can take off from ships with short runways, will make its first flight in 3, according to the Turkish Defense Industry 2022 Targets announced by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB).