Tag: amphibious warfare

China Just Launched Its Huge And Incredibly Quickly Built Amphibious Assault Ship

Some five months after the first pictures emerged of its keel under construction, China has launched its first Type 075 landing helicopter dock amphibious assault ship, or LHD, at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai. The speed with which the Chinese have been able to proceed with the construction is as impressive as the ship’s size, which will significantly increase the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s amphibious warfare capabilities, and the China State Shipbuilding Corporation is already building a second example.