China’s navy is one step closer to greatly boosting its capabilities with the launch of a Type 075 ship, China’s first modern amphibious assault vessel, a 40,000-ton behemoth carrying dozens of helicopters and military vehicles.
The launch ceremony on Wednesday took place at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, with local and Beijing officials as well as the vessel’s designers and workers present. The launch has expected for weeks after photos of a mostly-completed ship began circulating on Chinese social media.
The Type 075, which has been in development since at least 2011, is estimated to have a displacement of 40,000 tons, a length of 250 meters and a speed of 23 knots. Her size is slightly behind the US Navy’s counterparts, the 41,000 ton Wasp-class and the 45,000 ton America-class, but far ahead of those operated by France, Australia, Spain, Japan, and South Korea.
The new Chinese ship is expected to carry as many as 30 attack and transport helicopters on its deck, which can also be used to launch planes with vertical or short take off and landing capability. Her arsenal also includes amphibious tanks and armored vehicles and air-cushioned landing craft.
The capabilities of Type 075 are significantly improved compared to the Type 071, also known as the Yuzhao-class, which currently serves as the backbone for the Chinese navy’s amphibious assault operations but carry only two helicopters.
The newly-launched ship will require an unspecified period of sea trials and equipment adjustments, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Two Type 075 ships are currently in the making while a somewhat bigger third one was reportedly planned.
Napoleon said of China:
China is a sleeping Dragon, let her sleep when she awakes she will shake the world
Not sure why anybody bothers quoting the words of a tyrant who was every bit as monstrous as Hitler . .
Is that why - no one ever quotes American Presidents...??
The biggest Nazi is Washington
nazis are badmouthed a lot. look what their contemporaries did!
Doubt it, how many technological innovations have come out of China? They are simply good at copying Western technology, nothing more.
Like - gunpowder...??
At least they copied wisely without destroying and invading other nations.
Is that why - Apple cannot survive unless Trump allows them to continue being supplied by Chinese producers...??
According to World International Patent Office, and World Economic Forum, China takes 2,5 times as many patents as country number two, and within five years will have more total patents then the US does. So you are simply telling the old lie, that clearly is completely wrong. Hope it makes you feel good...
You eat from porcelain plates precisely because of Western copying of Chinese technology.
China civilized more than 600 years before US is born , US is born with terrorist in DNA,
Western technology is limited as seen when the dragon awakes. you dun sees them in the past but you see them now. and you will witness how technology advance in China when the dragon starts moving .
I have a book called Mathematics Handbook for Science and Engineering. At the end of the book there are 9 pages with an average of 5 famous mathematicians per page through history. Not one single of them is Chinese as far as I can see.
You must be an ignorant American or European wit no historical knowledge. For your information - while your ancestors were living in caves, people in china and orient were living in palaces... to exaggerate it a little bit for you. Dont tell who copied who,
This kind of vessel is intended for imperialist conflicts, which is why the US regime has so many of them
China can take Alaska easily, which Stalin failed to do.
with a "3 knot" speed? that can't be right
Yes its incorrect, actual speed is 23 knots.
that's much more reasonable!
Taiwan is close, why would they need some big speed :)
China needs only mass of armored vehicles and soldiers transported at the other coast few dozens of miles away...
But on a serious note, speed is probably bigger than 3 knots...
For all those China haters out there, a couple of books for y'all:
The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation by John Hobson
The Genius of China by Robert Temple
Get educated. The west wouldn't have made it through the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution without Chinese knowledge.
《西方文明的东方起源》 by 约翰 · 霍布森
《中国的天才》 by 罗伯特 · 坦普尔
I suspect these ships are being build which will at some point in the future will be used for the reunification operations against Taiwan.
Of course those are built specifically for Taiwan.
The name of the ship says all - assault vessel, therefore it will not be used much for defence.
And the only territory where China could use this ship is Taiwan, especially after the latest development of the situation on Taiwan, thanks to US efforts...
No big deal. India has done that already. They forgot to close the hatch on their $2.3B nuclear sub.
China is a paper tiger
That's why they won the K .war and also kicked out enemy from N.Vietnam.
China is the country that has pushed the US off its pedestal.
I'll take you seriously when you change your name from Terry to Yang and we all start speaking Mandrain instead of English, and whatever country you live in abandons democracy in favour of Communism.
当你把你的名字从 Terry 改成 Yang（杨安泽？），我们都会开始说普通话而不是英语，无论你生活在哪个国家，我都会认真对待你，抛弃民主而支持共产主义。
whether it is Hong Kong or Taiwan , all these all island of China territories not western .
China occupies Port Arthur. that's not fair.
Seventy years after America is a major naval breakthrough now is it?.... erm...ok
在美国海军取得重大突破的70年后？ .... 呃... 好吧
Not many countries around the world build these amphibious assault ships to this scale. The Type 075 is probably the most advanced of its kind in the world today -- Russia had to try to buy from France the Mistral-class (which is inferior). The closest comparable is the U.S. America-class of which only 2 are being built.
Taiwan is the next battlefield for US and China, right after the economy/tariffs, Chinese road and belt project, telecommunications, Iran and HK.
And, fortunatelly, it looks like US can't find to much "willing" partners for joint attack on China (for now Australia only, even Japan will gladly skip this one)...
yeah Taiwan is too close to China to entertain any conflicts but the threat off is still a tactic used by all sides. Bit like how Cuba was before.
After the initial bluster he has lost the trade war. His currency has lost value.
$1.2 trillion in US Treasury Securities are the only valuable things he possesses.
If he's thinking of starting a war, Jinping's navy will end up at the bottom of the
South China Sea.