By Henri Kenhmann - East Pendulum

  • It is thought that the Type 075 development project was officially launched in 2012
  • The published R & D documents show that the pre-studies have been carried out at least since 2008 by several research offices and research institutes, including the CSSC 708 Institute and the Chinese Naval Equipment Department
  • In July 2016, the technical proposal was submitted to the reviews of a committee comprised of industry, academic and naval experts
  • The first sheet cutting would have taken place at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai at the end of 2016
  • In its original configuration, the Chinese helicopter carrier had displacement of 48,000 tonnes and was capable of transporting up to 38 helicopters, that's close to the US Navy's Wasp class
  • But for unknown reasons - probably because of budget, propulsion, or changing operational requirements - the solution chosen is a 36,000-tonne vessel with a capacity of 28 helicopters
  • Note that the diesel engine 16PC2-6B of 9,000 kW will be part of the propulsion of the Type 075, according to an article published in June 2015, quoting the statement of the CEO of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd, a CSSC subsidiary specializing in marine diesel engines. The same family of diesel engines is also used by the 40,000 tonne Type 901 tanker and the amphibious assault ship Type 071 of 20,000 tonnes
  • Details of the on-board equipment are missing at the moment, but the ship will be a priori equipped with two CIWS H / PJ-11 guns and two CIWS HQ-10 missiles for its self-protection
  • We should hopefully see the first modules of this Type 075 before the end of the year. Our sources told the first order consisted of three units, but the final number could vary depending on the geopolitical situation.
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Type 075
Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock


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