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The construction of Turkey’s first indigenously built “multipurpose amphibious assault ship,” the TCG Anadolu, which can be configured as a light aircraft carrier, in Istanbul is gathering pace, according to the head of a Turkish business body.
“Approximately 90 percent of the [building] blocks are at the end of production,” Metin Kalkavan, who is the chairman of Istanbul, Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Chamber of Merchants, told state-run Anadolu Agency.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
Turkey doesn't have a plane capable of operating off that carrier, so I don't imagine there's much to that other than semantics at the moment. The -B needs customers, so I'm sure they're all ears at LM. Still going to be of limited utility.
(I should probably be clear that I mean limited utility from a "carrier" standpoint. For my money amphib ships represent better value than a fleet carrier)