Turkey’s order for the local construction of a landing platform dock (LPD) based on the Spanish Juan Carlos class has come into effect, Navantia told IHS Jane’s on 22 September.

The contract, signed in May, came into effect with the receipt of Turkey’s first payment for the vessel by Navantia on 18 September.

SEDEF Gemi Insaati will construct the 27,436 tonne amphibious ship, based on Navantia’s BPE (Buque de Proyección Estratégica) design, for the Turkish Navy’s Havuzlu Cikarma Gemisi (HCG) programme. […]