Sedef Shipyard, who built Turkey's first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) TCG Anadolu, announced the delivery date of the vessel. Sedef Shipyard Chairman Metin Kalkavan, who participated in the live broadcast of Bloomberg HT, announced that the LHD ship would enter service with the Naval Forces Command in 2021. Kalkavan said TCG Anadolu is able to accommodate 450 personnel and can carry up to 5 thousand people during a rescue mission adding that F-35Bs can take-off and land on the vessel. Kalkavan noted that the ship will be launched in the spring of 2019. Sedef Shipyard is receiving technology and information support from Spanish state shipyard Navantia, as a subcontractor. Navantia Shipyard built the only LHD Juan Carlos 1 in the Spanish Naval Forces inventory.