Finally: Turkey launched the TCG Anadolu ship – the world's first UAV carrier. The multi-purpose landing ship of the Turkish Navy TCG Anadolu, which is supposed to be the platform for this drone, is being mentioned more and more in the media. Let's take a closer look at this ship, which will be the world's first UAV carrier. TCG Anadolu is a hybrid warship that can act as a universal amphibious assault ship and as a light aircraft carrier designed for UAV or STOVL aircraft use with short takeoffs and vertical landings. On acceptance into the fleet, TCG Anadolu should be the largest and flagship ship of the Turkish Navy. The TCG Anadolu is based on the Spanish ship Juan Carlos I, a multi-purpose amphibious assault ship. Navantia provided design, technology transfer, equipment and technical assistance to Sedef Shipyard of Turkey for the design and development of the Anadolu. The Turkish Navy Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu Anadolu (L-400) will begin sea trials shortly and is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year. It is named after the peninsula of Anatolia (Turkish: Anadolu) which forms the majority of the landmass of Turkey. The construction works began on 30 April 2016 at the shipyard of Sedef Shipbuilding Inc. in Istanbul, with the keel being laid on 7 February 2018, and is expected to be commissioned in 2023. Anadolu (L-400) is an amphibious assault ship (LHD) of the Turkish Navy that can be configured as a STOVL aircraft carrier. The construction of a sister ship, to be named TCG Trakya, is currently planned by the Turkish Navy. Trakya means Thrace in Turkish.