Type 071 LPD News, Pics, and Reports


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I was there!

@snake65

Good on you. Governor. It's very cold and windy that day. I've got more photos, some nice ones with sailors and soldiers. But they have people in them as well. So I don't think they will appreciated if I put them on here.

It was a good day out to show the PLAN our support. It's about 95% all ethnic Chinese that cheer our ships in the U.K.

What about Holland?

You got any photos?
 

snake65

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@snake65

Good on you. Governor. It's very cold and windy that day. I've got more photos, some nice ones with sailors and soldiers. But they have people in them as well. So I don't think they will appreciated if I put them on here.

It was a good day out to show the PLAN our support. It's about 95% all ethnic Chinese that cheer our ships in the U.K.

What about Holland?

You got any photos?
No. I don't have a camera, so I tried to have some on my smartphone from across the river, but they were no good, too far away. And from the other side there was no space to get complete ship in the picture so had just sight seeing :)
 

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No. I don't have a camera, so I tried to have some on my smartphone from across the river, but they were no good, too far away. And from the other side there was no space to get complete ship in the picture so had just sight seeing :)

Oh I see. So I take it you're not Chinese. You just happened to stumble upon it. Lucky you. Was it at Rotterdam? My cousin lives there, and my other cousin lives in Nijmegen. I love it when I went there with my children. I visited Arnhem bridge. (Still got a cannon on it). And Burger zoo. It's huge!

We were invited by the Chinese embassy. Because we are members of the U.K. Chinese association. So we get to go on the ship to have a tour as well.

I took the photos with my Galaxy S4. As you can see, it's not bad. I've got more photos including ones with beautiful female sailors (I know it's sexist, but hey I'm an older guy, so I'm allowed. Lol). Unfortunately nearly all of these have me or other members of our group in them. So it's best not put it here on a public forum.
 

snake65

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Oh I see. So I take it you're not Chinese. You just happened to stumble upon it. Lucky you. Was it at Rotterdam? My cousin lives there, and my other cousin lives in Nijmegen. I love it when I went there with my children. I visited Arnhem bridge. (Still got a cannon on it). And Burger zoo. It's huge!

We were invited by the Chinese embassy. Because we are members of the U.K. Chinese association. So we get to go on the ship to have a tour as well.

I took the photos with my Galaxy S4. As you can see, it's not bad. I've got more photos including ones with beautiful female sailors (I know it's sexist, but hey I'm an older guy, so I'm allowed. Lol). Unfortunately nearly all of these have me or other members of our group in them. So it's best not put it here on a public forum.
Well, I didn't just stumble upon it, I'm following ship visits and PLAN visit was much welcome. :) There's plenty of good shots of them in Rotterdam available on Internet, mine would have been sub-par definitely :)
 

xyqq

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First two minutes of this video shows 071 in action. This is from an exercise conducted recently. I love the sound of the CIWS.


Here is 987 Wuzhishan in the video (along with 998 Kunlunshan):

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It also exercised with the Z8J helicopter of the serial number 9517:

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The second in the batch as indicated by the construction number on the tail "Z8J-002":

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Takeoff:

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Landing:

987-Z8-approach.jpg
 

Hendrik_2000

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This news is interesting as far as I remember this is the first time Chinese marine undertake joint operation far away from coastal China
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PLA Navy holds joint landing exercises far away from mainland
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Published: Mar 03, 2021 08:55 PM

A Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft, a Type 96 main battle tank and marines from a Type 071 amphibious landing ship in landing exercises far away from mainland by a PLA Navy expeditionary group in 2021. Photo: Screenshot from the Weibo of the PLA Navy

A Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft, a Type 96 main battle tank and marines from a Type 071 amphibious landing ship in landing exercises far away from mainland by a PLA Navy expeditionary group in 2021. Photo: Screenshot from the Weibo of the PLA Navy

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy joint expeditionary training group recently conducted a series of combat-scenario, cross-service exercises including amphibious landing in waters away from the mainland, and experts said on Wednesday that such far sea training will boost the PLA's capability in defending China's sovereignty and development interests.

The expeditionary group affiliated with the PLA Navy Southern Theater Command featured not only naval forces, but also the command's Army, Air Force, Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force, in a move to explore tactics in highly intensive joint combat in distant waters, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday.


In an amphibious landing exercise session, the Wuzhishan, a Type 071 amphibious landing ship, released several Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) carrying marines of the Navy, as the LCACs stormed the beach while joining up with other LCACs carrying Type 96 main battle tanks of the Army released by another Type 071 amphibious landing ship, the Changbaishan, CCTV reported, noting that during the process, Su-30 fighter jets and H-6K bombers of the Air Force provided aerial cover for the maritime flotilla and the amphibious landing forces.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Ji Zhaowei, a company commander of the participating Marine brigade, told CCTV that the Army's tanks integrated into the marines' tactical system very fast and provided strong fire support, and the joint operation led to better combat efficiency than when the two services operated separately.

During the exercises that would last dozens of days, the naval flotilla also practiced training objectives including comprehensive maritime supplement, main gun shooting, air defense, anti-missile, helicopter takeoff and landing at nighttime, and aerial and maritime joint assault, according to the CCTV report and statements by the PLA Navy on its Sina Weibo account over the past few days.

The exercises honed the PLA's cross-service joint combat capability in unfamiliar regions, Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

China needs to prepare for combat and also non-war military operations in regions far away from the mainland in order to defend its sovereignty, security and development interests, Song said, noting that the country also needs to be able to project its military power overseas to safeguard its rightful interests there.

The naval group includes the Type 052D guided missile destroyer Yinchuan, Type 071 amphibious landing ship Wuzhishan, Type 901 comprehensive replenishment ship Chaganhu, Type 054A guided missile frigate Hengyang and electronic surveillance ship Tianshuxing, according the PLA Navy.

The location of the drills remained undisclosed.
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said the group had sailed past the equator.

Here is the video
 

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This news is interesting as far as I remember this is the first time Chinese marine undertake joint operation far away from coastal China
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PLA Navy holds joint landing exercises far away from mainland
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Published: Mar 03, 2021 08:55 PM

A Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft, a Type 96 main battle tank and marines from a Type 071 amphibious landing ship in landing exercises far away from mainland by a PLA Navy expeditionary group in 2021. Photo: Screenshot from the Weibo of the PLA Navy

A Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft, a Type 96 main battle tank and marines from a Type 071 amphibious landing ship in landing exercises far away from mainland by a PLA Navy expeditionary group in 2021. Photo: Screenshot from the Weibo of the PLA Navy

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy joint expeditionary training group recently conducted a series of combat-scenario, cross-service exercises including amphibious landing in waters away from the mainland, and experts said on Wednesday that such far sea training will boost the PLA's capability in defending China's sovereignty and development interests.

The expeditionary group affiliated with the PLA Navy Southern Theater Command featured not only naval forces, but also the command's Army, Air Force, Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force, in a move to explore tactics in highly intensive joint combat in distant waters, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday.


In an amphibious landing exercise session, the Wuzhishan, a Type 071 amphibious landing ship, released several Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) carrying marines of the Navy, as the LCACs stormed the beach while joining up with other LCACs carrying Type 96 main battle tanks of the Army released by another Type 071 amphibious landing ship, the Changbaishan, CCTV reported, noting that during the process, Su-30 fighter jets and H-6K bombers of the Air Force provided aerial cover for the maritime flotilla and the amphibious landing forces.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Ji Zhaowei, a company commander of the participating Marine brigade, told CCTV that the Army's tanks integrated into the marines' tactical system very fast and provided strong fire support, and the joint operation led to better combat efficiency than when the two services operated separately.

During the exercises that would last dozens of days, the naval flotilla also practiced training objectives including comprehensive maritime supplement, main gun shooting, air defense, anti-missile, helicopter takeoff and landing at nighttime, and aerial and maritime joint assault, according to the CCTV report and statements by the PLA Navy on its Sina Weibo account over the past few days.

The exercises honed the PLA's cross-service joint combat capability in unfamiliar regions, Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

China needs to prepare for combat and also non-war military operations in regions far away from the mainland in order to defend its sovereignty, security and development interests, Song said, noting that the country also needs to be able to project its military power overseas to safeguard its rightful interests there.

The naval group includes the Type 052D guided missile destroyer Yinchuan, Type 071 amphibious landing ship Wuzhishan, Type 901 comprehensive replenishment ship Chaganhu, Type 054A guided missile frigate Hengyang and electronic surveillance ship Tianshuxing, according the PLA Navy.

The location of the drills remained undisclosed.
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said the group had sailed past the equator.

Here is the video
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