The 232-metre-long ship with a displacement of 27,436 tons was produced in seven years and cost at least $1 billion.
Türkiye’s largest warship TCG Anadolu rendered a 21-gun salute in honour of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as it sailed through the Istanbul Strait on Sunday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discusses local defence industry, rise of far-right in France, as well as Western meddling in Türkiye affairs in a wide-ranging TV interview and vows Turkish people will give necessary answer on May 14.
At least 230 metres in length and 32 metres wide, the indigenously-built warship is an all-weather behemoth meant to rule the high seas.
Bolstering Türkiye's naval capabilities, the TCG Anadolu can carry helicopters, drones, land vehicles, light warcraft and personnel.
A signing ceremony was held for the construction of three new ships within the scope of the MILGEM Project for the Turkish Naval Forces carried out by the Presidency of Defense Industries.
On Thursday, Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard launched a cadet training warship that has been exclusively produced for the Qatari Naval Forces.
Turkey made a big investment in improving its naval defences in the last decade, increasing the number of warships and military vessels and relying on homegrown technology.
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