Defense Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) Press Release
(Source: Defense Industries Undersecretariat; issued Dec. 26, 2013)
(Issued in Turkish; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)
After Australia, Turkey has selected Navantia’s Juan Carlos I design as the winner of its LPD tender. Navantia now plans to market its F-100 frigates to the Turkish navy. (Navantia photo)
On 26 December 2013, after work on the bid evaluation for the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) Project was completed, the Defense Industry Executive Committee directed the Defense Industry Undersecretariat to begin contract negotiations with the selected bidder, SEDEF Gemi İnşaatı A.Ş.

In the event of failure to reach an agreement, negotiations will begin with the second-ranked bidder, DESAN Deniz İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş. (ends)



Navantia Will Build An Amphibious Landing Ship for Turkey
(Source: EFE news wire; published Dec. 27, 2013)
(Issued in Spanish only; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)
MADRID --- Navantia, the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder, has been selected, together with its Turkish partner SEDEF, to design and build an amphibious warfare ship and four landing craft for the Turkish Navy, the Spanish company announced today.

The contract, which is Navantia’s first foray into the Turkish market, will provide the shipyards at Fene-Ferrol and San Fernando-Puerto Real with about 800,000 man-hours of work, as well as 50,000-man-hours for its Navantia Systems subsidiary and 28,000 man-hours for Fabrica de Motores engine factory.

Navantia will provide design, technology transfer, equipment and technical assistance for local construction of the ship by SEDEF.

In addition, Navantia will also provide various types of equipment and sub-systems, such as engines, turbines and the integrated platform control system.

According to Navantia, its LPD design was selected because it has already been built and tested by the Spanish navy, as the "Juan Carlos I". Two other similar vessels have also been built by Navantia and delivered to the Royal Australian Navy, the "Canberra" and "Adelaide".

In addition, Navantia hopes to introduce its F-100 frigate designs to the Turkish navy.

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