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Turkey to build first domestic aircraft carrier

By A. Taghiyeva | Trend News Agency (Baku, Azerbaijan) | Published: November 29, 2012

Turkey plans to build the first domestic aircraft carrier, a project of which has been developed over ten years, the Sabah newspaper reported.

The length of the aircraft carrier will be 140 meters, while its weight -- about 24,000 tons. Construction of the aircraft carrier will take five years and will cost $1.5 billion, the newspaper reported.

The aircraft carrier will be able to accommodate 8 helicopters, 100 vehicles and 1,000 people on board.

In recent years, Turkish military-industrial company increases its domestic production of weapons and military equipment.

Turkey earlier announced about constructing its domestic tank "Altay" and UAV ANKA.

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