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PLA Navy buoyed by 3 new landing ships and wave of upgrades

By Zhao Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2016-03-10 08:07

The People's Liberation Army Navy has commissioned three new landing ships with designs it said will improve amphibious capabilities.

The three vessels, CNS Wuyishan, CNS Culaishan and CNS Wutaishan, were delivered to the East Sea Fleet at an unidentified naval port on Monday, the Navy said in a news release.

It said the ships have a displacement of 5,008 metric tons and a maximum speed of 20 knots (37 km/h). Compared with predecessors, the new design has a lower radar signature, which makes it harder to detect it at sea, and a streamlined design that helps speed up the loading of amphibious vehicles.

PLA Navy buoyed by 3 new landing ships and wave of upgrades

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