Navantia and SEDEF Join Forces to Construct LHD and LCMs for Turkish Navy

The SSM of the Government of Turkey has announced that the partnership formed by Navantia and SEDEF, the Turkish shipyard, has been selected in first place for the design and construction of one LHD and four LCM landing crafts for the Turkish Navy.

Navantia will provide the design, transfer of technology, equipments and technical assistance to SEDEF for local construction. Besides the design, based on the LHD “Juan Carlos I” for the Spanish Navy, Navantia will also provide several components and systems, as the engines, the turbine and the IPMS (Integrated Platform Management System).

Navantia’s design has been selected due to the fact that it is a built and proven design in the case of LHD “Juan Carlos I, and a very advanced Construction in the case of LHD “Canberra” and LHD “Adelaide” for the Royal Australian Navy.

Last, this contract means the entrance of Navantia in the Turkish market, where is presenting also the F-100 frigates, as well as the consolidation of Navantia as a reference in the LHD market.

Navantia, January 7, 2014

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