Type 075 Aviation Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD)
HI Sutton reported 07 August 2020 that " the third Type-075 may be launched in October. Commercial satellite imagery has helped to confirm the newest vessel. Construction is taking place at the Hudong–Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai. The new ship is visible, partly constructed, in the same dry dock where the first two were assembled. Those are seen sitting outside the dock on the July 25 satellite imagery."
The second unit was under construction as of December 2019. By March 2020 the online exposure of several pictures of the Type 075 Chinese amphibious assault ships of Hudong Shipyard caused heated discussions. The photos showed a 075 ship under construction at the dock. The huge boom was used to install the island of the ship on the deck, and by March 2020 the installation of the island of the 075 ship was completed. In September of 2019, the first 075 ship was launched, and the progress on this second 075 ship work was amazing to some, especially during the recent epidemic period - done at "China speed". In the second half of 2019, it was revealed that the 075 and the 075 ships were "double-opened" at the Hudong shipyard at the same time for segmental assembly work. Soon after, the first 075 ship completed the radar assembly and brushing at a very fast speed. Painted, and successfully launched, at that time people were amazed that the construction speed of the Chinese 075 ship. According to the construction speed of the first ship, it was believed that the equipment installation and launching test of the second ship will also be arranged in the near future, which further illustrates that China has matured in the construction of amphibious assault ships.
Since the beginning of the new century, China has begun to challenge the construction of larger ships with a larger tonnage. In 2002, China built the first 300,000-ton super-large oil tanker, and began to occupy a place in the huge ship construction market. Today, China has replaced South Korea as the world's largest construction base for giant ships with a capacity of more than 100,000 tons, and the construction experience of commercial giant ships has subsequently been brought into the military field.
On 19 April 2018, Taiwan’s “Zhongshi Electronic News” said that the mainland’s Shanghai Shipyard has officially started construction of a 40,000-ton 075 amphibious assault ship.
Aerial and satellite images showed a rather fast construction inside a dock. Since the first steel cut at the end of 2017, the lead Type 075 ship had taken shape by the summer of 2019 according to a series of photos leaked on Chinese social media by a technician from the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard. The technician was laid off immediately and sent home according to posts on his Weibo account.
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