The third general-purpose landing ship of the Type-075 project was launched in China. The ceremony took place on January 29, 2021 at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (a division of China State Shipbuilding Corporation - CSSC) in Shanghai.
China traditionally does not cover such events at the official level. It is known that the construction of the third universal landing ship (UDC) "Type-075" for the PLA Navy began in the spring of 2019. The lead ship of the series has been undergoing trials since August 2020; its commissioning is scheduled for this year. The first serial UDC, launched in December 2020, is currently undergoing sea trials.
As previously reported, at the first stage, the PLA Navy plans to build in three helicopter carriers of this type out of eight planned for construction. Most likely, the remaining five UDCs will be built according to the modernized "Type-076" project with an increased displacement.
Universal landing ships of the Type-075 project have a displacement of 36 thousand tons with a length of 235 meters, which is comparable to the American UDC of the same class such as Tarawa, Wasp and America, having a length of 254-257 meters and a total displacement of 40 to 46 thousand tons. The width of the Chinese helicopter carrier is 36 m, the draft is 8,5 m. The design speed of the UDC is 23 knots, the cruising range at a speed of 15 knots is about 10 thousand nautical miles. The ship can accommodate up to 1500 marines and more than 70 units. technology. In addition, the UDC can carry 28 transport and attack helicopters of several types (Z-8, Z-9, Z-18, Ka-28, Ka-31), possibly a shipborne version of the new Z-20.
The UDC's own armament will be, according to some sources, 30-mm artillery systems H / PJ-11 and anti-aircraft missiles HHQ-10.