31 Dec '13, 6am

"Turkey Picks Navantia’s LHD to Bulk up Amphibious Capabilities" #ausdef #auspol

Turkey Picks Navantia’s LHD to Bulk up Amphibious Capabilities Dec 30, 2013 21:42 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff Spain’s L61 & LCM-1Es (click to view full) Turkey has been looking for a new amphibious assault ship for some time. The competition for an “LPD” began in 2010, and bids were requested in 2011, but it took until December 2013 for the SSM procurement agency to decide. In December 2013, Turkey’s SSM procurement agency announced that the Defense Industry Executive Committee had directed them to begin contract negotiations with SEDEF Gemi Insaati AS, which is partnered with Navantia to offer the BPE/ Juan Carlos I Class design. If that fails, Turkey will look East… Advertisement Contracts & Key Events Juan Carlos I IDS Navantia’s Juan Carlos I Class LHD/ CVE can fly jets from its decks, and the 27,500t+ amphibious assault vessel would give Turkey a huge step up ...

Full article: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/turkey-picks-navantia...

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