KUALA LUMPUR: China LHD. Its appears that I was misinformed about one of the MRSS models that was displayed at the RMN’s booth at DSA 2018. I posted earlier that it’s mini-Dokdo type LHD. I was told that’s its actually a model of a China made Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). Its called an LHD as it has a well dock for amphibious operations just like the other two MRSS models
Its not cheap I was told, though it will be cheaper compared European or South Korean designs.
It will still be more expensive than any LPD however as a helicopter carrier it needs an air-wing. That said it must be China made ones as well as it is unlikely any one else would sell us aircraft to operate on board a China made carrier.
Even though it’s a China made design it remains the high end MRSS type incorporating the features of similar ships as well
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