(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 13. Türkiye
is starting construction of a larger ship than the TCG Anadolu
amphibious assault ship, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
said, trend reports via turkicworld .
"TCG Anadolu was built at our shipyard. It can also
accommodate tanks. The ship's crew is 1,400 people," he said.
TCG Anadolu, the world's first drone carrier ship, is
Türkiye's largest assault ship. The construction of the ship began
in 2014, and on July 1, 2020, it was tested. The ship, equipped
with modern radars and sensors, is capable of carrying on board
about 100 vehicles, including tanks and armored vehicles, as well
as amphibious vehicles and boats. In general, its carrying capacity
is 27,436 tons. Kızılelma, Hürjet, and Bayraktar TB3 unmanned
aerial vehicles will be able to land on the ship's platform.
Previously, it was noted that the Turkish Navy's
largest warship TCG Anadolu entered service. The ceremony was
attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Minister of
National Defense Hulusi Akar, and other officials.
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