Shipyard ADIK showcasing its Landing Ship Tank (LST) project at IDEF
IDEF 2013 defense exhibition currently held in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkish
shipyard ADIK (Anadolu Shipyard) is showcasing its Landing Ship Tank
project. The project consists in a locally produced new generation fast
amphibious vessel of upper-intermediate size designed to meet operational
requirements of Turkish Naval Forces Command.
ADIK Landing Ship Tank (center) surrounded by some ADIK Landing Craft
vessel is intended to play a major role in terms of power projection
and amphibious operations. It will also acts as a flag ship and logistic
Anadolu Shipyard is responsible for the design, construction and system
integration. Navy Recognition was told during IDEF that construction
of the first of class will start shortly and should take about 44 months
until completion. The original contract signed in 2011 is intended for
the procurement of 2 units with an option for 2 more vessels.
The LST is a mono-hull type vessel, all steel construction, designed
to meet the speed, sea keeping maneuverability and stability requirements
of Turkish Naval Forces Command.
Designed to carry about 24 Main Battle Tanks, the LST comes with 2 motorised
pontoons to ferry MBTs and vehicles from the LST to the beach. When
not in use, the pontoons are stored on the port and starboard side of
the LST's hull.
Regarding systems, we were told that the two bow mounted guns will be
Oto Melara's Fast Forty 40mm Naval Mount. The radar system will be a
Smart-S Mk2 locally produced under liscence by Aselsan.
Displacement : 7125 Tons
Length (LOA) : 138.75 m
Length (LWL) : 130.80 m
Beam : 19,60 m
Draught : Less than 2.0 m forward, less than 5.0 m aft at full load
Propulsion : 4 x main diesel engines 2880 kW each,
2x shafts, 2x controllable pitch propellers
1x 500 kW bow thruster
Speed (max continuous) : 18 + knots at full load displacement.
Ship : 12 officers, 51 petty officers, 66 ratings
Joint Group Headquarters : 17 officers
Marines : 350
Ship is capable of carrying 1180 tons of mixed vehicles or cargo on
vehicle and open decks at full performance.
LST is designed to carry about 24 Main Battle Tanks