Sea Platforms

China building second Type 075 LHD

27 August 2019

Commercial satellite imagery captured on 17 August of the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai shows that China has begun constructing the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessel for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

The LHD is being built in one of the dry docks at the yard, more specifically in the space previously occupied by the eighth Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) hull, which was launched on 6 June.

A comparison of both Type 075 hulls during similar stages of construction shows identical internal arrangements and details. The Type 075 LHD will carry between 20 and 30 helicopters of undisclosed types, although naval variants of the new Z-20 are possible.

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