Wednesday, March 21, 2012

China's New Dock Landing Ship Conducts Maiden Maritime Training

 Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted the first-ever joint training with helicopters and air cushion boats, unveiling the training of the new-type dock landing ship after the Spring Festival.

It is learned that the “Jinggangshan” ship, 210 meters long, 28 meters wide, is the latest dock landing ship with a displacement of 19,000 tons. Before the training, the newly commissioned ship had not conducted joint actual-combat training with helicopters and air cushion boats. Therefore, the training is also a real test for the improved ship, especially for the training level of the crew.
With the successful completion of the joint training, Mr. Ji, the commander of the flotilla, told the reporters, “Although she hasn’t served for long, the “Jinggangshan” ship has got the basic capacity for carrying out tasks and can soon perform military exercise mission with the Chinese naval ship formation in high seas. We are fully confident in that.” 


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