Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract during IDEF 2015 on 7th May with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) for the design and construction of one Landing Platform Dock ship for the nation's Navy.
Navantia will provide the design, transfer of technology, equipments and technical assistance to SEDEF for local construction. The design, based on the LHD “Juan Carlos I” for the Spanish Navy, is adapted to the Turkish Navy requirements, having the advantage of being a tested ship with excellent performance since commissioning.
Navantia will also provide several components and systems, as the engines and the IPMS (Integrated Platform Management System).
The selection of the design was announced on 27th December 2013 and the commissioning of the ship is scheduled for 2021.
Navantia has also a contract for two similar ships in Australia, the “Canberra”, already commissioned and the “Adelaide”, to be commissioned in the last quarter of 2015.
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