China’s People's Liberation Army Navy Commissioned New Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock
China’s People's Liberation Army Navy Commissioned New Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Commissioned New Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) Guangxi (32) into service on December 2021. The commissioning ceremony of the new 30,000-ton LHD took place at a facility of the Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding company. Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). It produces civilian and military ships. The Naval warfare journalist Chris Cavas reported that The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) Guangxi (32) started sea trials on 20 December 2020. The ship is scheduled to enter service very soon.

The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (NATO reporting name Yushen-class landing helicopter assault) is a class of Chinese amphibious assault ship under construction by the Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding company for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). It has a full-length flight deck for helicopter operations and features a floodable well deck from which to disembark hovercraft and armored amphibious assault vehicles. The Type 075’s size and tonnage is estimated to be greater than most contemporaries, with exceptions including the United States Navy’s Wasp class and America class.

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The Type 075 has a full-length flight deck for helicopter operations and features a floodable well deck from which to disembark hovercraft and armored amphibious assault vehicles. It has a full-length flight deck for helicopter operations and features a floodable well deck from which to disembark hovercraft and armored amphibious assault vehicles. The LHD will have a displacement of 36,000 tons, a capacity of 30 helicopters, diesel engine with the 9,000 kW 16PC2-6B and four CIWS including two HHQ-10 and two H/PJ-11. The HQ-10 is a short-range surface-to-air missile designed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), currently in service as a point defense missile system aboard PLA Navy warships.

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