Friday, September 27, 2019

China: Launches its latest Type 075 amphibious assault ship

(Shanghai) China added to its already impressive navy when it launched its latest Type 075 landing helicopter dock just over a year after its keel was laid down. The ship as yet unnamed is the first of 3 and mirrors what the US has with its Wasp-class amphibious assault ship (of which it has 8)

Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), allows marines to capture beaches and land supplies on enemy territory. Possessing this type of warship represents yet another step change in China’s rapidly expanding maritime capability. These ship will allow China with its territorial claims in the South China Sea, border disputes with Japan, and the long-standing holdout from communist China: Taiwan.  Expect defence spending with the neighbours to go through the roof.