The Chinese fleet has received the fourth landing helicopter dock of the project 071

On February 1, 2016 in Shanghai, the ceremony of entering into the PLA Navy the fourth amphibious assault ship-dock (DVKD) of Project 071, called Yimeng Shan (Imenshan, 沂蒙 山) and the tail number "988". Unlike the first three ships of this type, the Yimeng Shan was not part of the Southern Fleet, but the Eastern Fleet of the PLA Navy.
Like the three previous ships of Project 071, this DVKD was built in Shanghai by the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard of the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, part of the Shanghai Shipbuilding Company of the China Shipbuilding State Corporation (CSSC). Yimeng Shan was launched in Shanghai on January 22, 2015 and was put to the test in September 2015.
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The fourth landing helicopter-dock Yimeng Shan ("Imenshan", 沂蒙 山) of project 071 after entering into the PLA Navy. Shanghai, 02/01/2016 (c) huohunfw.com
The first ship of the project 071 Kunlunshan (tail number "998") was launched at the shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard on December 21, 2006 and transferred to the Chinese fleet in November 2007,the second - Jinggangshan (tail number "999") - launched November 18, 2010 and commissioned in October 2011, the third - Changbai Shan (tail number "989") - launched September 26, 2011 and commissioned in September 2012. It is reported that at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, the construction of the fifth DVKD of this type is underway (the alleged name is Tai Shan).
Project 071 ships are named after mountains. Each ship carries four Z-8F transport helicopters and two Project 726 air-cushion amphibious assault boats built based on American LCAC type boats.
Successful implementation of the program for the construction of these very large ships with a standard displacement of about 20,000 tons will lead to China’s ability to conduct amphibious operations in remote regions of the world at about the level of the leading Western countries (with the exception of the US) and far superior to similar capabilities not only in the modern Russian Navy, but and the Soviet Navy 1980s.

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