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Second Chinese Navy Type 075 landing helicopter dock ship began sea trials

According to information released by Defense Studies on January 3, 2021, the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) or Amphibious Assault Ship of the Chinese Navy has started sea trials. The ship was launched in April 2020.


According to information released by Defense Studies on January 3, 2021, the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) or Amphibious Assault Ship of the Chinese Navy has started sea trials. The ship was launched in April 2020.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Second Type 075 landing helicopter dock or amphibious assault ship of the Chinese navy. (Picture source @捣蛋不捣蛋 from Weibo)


The Type 075 is a class of landing helicopter dock or amphibious assault ship designed and manufactured for the Chinese navy by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding, the largest shipbuilding group in China and the second-largest shipbuilding conglomerate in the world.

The Type 075 is comparable to the American Wasp-class, a class of landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships operated by the United States Navy. This type of ship is used by the U.S. Marine Corps and conduct landing operations using landing craft or helicopters as well as providing air support via AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft or F-35B Lightning II stealth strike-fighters.

The Type 075 will be used by the Chinese navy to carry various types of helicopters to attack naval vessels, enemy ground forces or submarines. The vessels will be also used to deploy landing craft and troops, as well as command and control ship.

The development of the Type 075 LHD has officially started in 2011. The ship will offer new amphibious capabilities to the Chinese Navy. It features a full-length flight deck for helicopter operations, which can also serve as a platform for short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. According to Chinese military sources, the Type 075 will be able to carry approximately 900 troops and conduct land operations.

According to information published by a U.S. Congress report, currently, three Type 075 are under construction. The first Type 075 was launched in September 2019 and has conducted sea trials in August 2020.

In June 2020, the editorial team of Navy Recognition has published a full technical review of the Chinese Navy Type 075. Visit this link Type 075 Technical Review.