|Acquired:||Expected delivery in 2021|
|Country of origin:||Spain (Design) / Turkey (Production)|
|Class:||Landing Platform Dock / multi-purpose amphibious ship|
|Manufacturer:||Sedef Gemi Insaati A.S.|
|Length:||757.9 ft (231 m)|
|Beam:||105 ft (32 m)|
|Draft:||22.3 ft (6.8 m)|
|Propullsion:||5 x MAN 16V32/40 diesel engines|
|Speed:||24.2 mph (21 knots/38.9 km/h)|
|Range:||9,000 miles (14,484 km)|
|Aircraft:||8-10 x F-35B Lightning II fighters (if procured)|
|<25 x medium and large helicopters (including CH-47, S-70B Seahawk, T-70 Black Hawk)|
|Boats/Landing Craft:||2 x LCAC hovercraft or 4 x conventional landing craft|
|Vehicles:||<94 tanks, armored vehicles, amphibious assault vehicles, and trucks|
|Guns:||4 x 25mm Aselsan STOP remote controlled stabilized gun|
|3 x 12.7mm Aselsan STAMP remoted controlled stabilized gun|
|2 x Mk 15 Phalanx close-in weapon systems (CIWS)|
|Radar/Sensors:||SMART-2 Mk2 3D search radar|
|Aselsan Alper navigation radar|
|AselFlir-300d infrared search and track|
|Defense/ Countermeasures:||Kalkan chaff and infrared decoy launchers|
|TORK torpedo countermeasure system|
|Other:||Genesis ADVEnt combat management system|
|Link 11/16/22/JRE/VMF data links|
|HF/VHF/UHF radio and satellite communication systems|
- George Tsiboukis, “Turkey Signs Contract with Navantia-Sedef for the Construction of a Light Aircraft Carrier,” Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy, Plymouth University, May 11, 2015.
- “New Type LHD Class,” Bosphorus Naval News, 2015.
- Burak Ege Bekdil, “Turkey Selects Local Shipyard for LPD Contract,” Defense News, December 29, 2013.
- “LHD ‘Juan Carlos 1′ (L-61),” Armadad Espanola, 2015.
- “Turkey builds indigenous helicopter ship to be ‘national flagship’ in 2021,” Hurriyet, January 4, 2015.
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