Updated: Feb 3
The Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is an amphibious assault ship in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has launched two ships of the class, with one currently undergoing sea trials.
Country: People's Republic of China
Entered Service: 2020
Maximum Troop Capacity: NA
Landing Craft: Type 726 Yuyi LCAC
Helicopters: Z-20F Seahawk, Harbin Z-9, Changhe Z-8
Armament: HQ-10 Surface-to-Air Missile System (2X), H/PJ-11 CIWS (2X)
Propulsion: 9,000 kW 16PC2-6B Diesel Engine
Max Speed: 30 Knots
Length: 273 M
Displacement (Full Load): 25,000 Tons
With a displacement of 40,000 tons, the 075 is nearly equivalent in size to the United States Navy’s America Land Helicopter Assault ships. It is believed that the 075 can carry up to thirty helicopters (most likely Z-9s, Z-18s, and Z-20s) for troop deployment, anti-submarine warfare, and fire support missions. Additionally, the vessel also has a floodable dock in the stern that can carry two LCAC hovercraft.
For defensive armament, the 075 boasts two H/PJ-11/Type 730 30MM close in weapons systems (CIWS) and two HHQ-10 surface-to-air missile (SAM) defense systems.
The 075 is powered by a 9,000 kW 16PC2-6B diesel engine. It is believed, although not confirmed, that this allows the class to reach up to 30 knots in calm waters.