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PREMIUM: Will TB3 help Anadolu recover from F-35 fiasco?

16th April 2021 - 11:30 GMT | by Cem Devrim Yaylalı in Istanbul


The Turkish Navy expects TCG Anadolu to carry up to 50 new TB3 combat drones, pending design modifications to the vessel. (Photo: Sedef)

A new unmanned combat aircraft from Baykar Makina is earmarked to embark on the Turkish amphibious landing ship Anadolu — once certain design modifications are made to the vessel, which is still under construction.

Completion of the multipurpose amphibious landing ship (LHD) TCG Anadolu faces a delay as the vessel — under construction by Sedef for the Turkish Navy — requires modifications to accommodate unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) in place of the F-35B Lightning II multirole aircraft initially intended.

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