South Korean company Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has launched a landing platform dock (LPD) on order for Myanmar.
The vessel, which has an overall length of approximately 125 m, first began appearing on satellite images opposite Busan Port in 2018, and is believed to have been launched around July 2019.
A series of verifications with multiple industry and government sources done by Jane’s since late August have confirmed that the vessel bears the pennant number 1501, and is destined for the Myanmar Navy as an ‘amphibious assault ship’.
Based on satellite imagery analysis, the LPD has an overall beam of about 22 m, with a flight deck that can accommodate up to two Mi-17 helicopters.
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