Type 075 LHD discussion


Deino

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This is a 38,000-ton chemical tanker, but the launch of the second 075 is close.

You are correct, via satellite images from yesterday, the ship is (or at least was yesterday) still in the drydock.
 

Deino

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A minor but important update on the second Type 075 LHD currently under construction at the Hudong–Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, since it shows the vessel is not painted yet and still in the drydock (if this image is indeed a recent one).

(Images via @军戈飞扬 from Weibo)

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Tam

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I'm not an electronics expert, but that radar on top of Type 075 seems so outdated, so Russian...
The smaller radar to the right is much more advanced. Official label for it is still unrevealed.

The top radar on the 075, Type 382, is the same radar you see on the Type 054A. Its certainly has aged, and the design goes back to the Soviet Navy in the Cold War, but its not any more outdated than the SPS-48 search radar still used on the Nimitz, Wasp, America and San Antonio classes. Still, those US ships are quite older even if they remain in service for years to come and, and succeeding LHDs and LPDs are going to use something else. Type 382 radar is still used with the Liaoning and Shandong as a supporting radar, but the Type 075 might be the last application of the Type 382 radar given that a possible successor is already on testing.
 
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abc123

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The smaller radar to the right is much more advanced. Official label for it is still unrevealed.

The top radar on the 075, Type 382, is the same radar you see on the Type 054A. Its certainly has aged, and the design goes back to the Soviet Navy in the Cold War, but its not any more outdated than the SPS-48 search radar still used on the Nimitz, Wasp, America and San Antonio classes. Still, those US ships are quite older even if they remain in service for years to come and, and succeeding LHDs and LPDs are going to use something else. Type 382 radar is still used with the Liaoning and Shandong as a supporting radar, but the Type 075 might be the last application of the Type 382 radar given that a possible successor is already on testing.
OK, I understand that maybe LHDs or LSDs don't need something much better, but I think that frigates should need.
 

Tam

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OK, I understand that maybe LHDs or LSDs don't need something much better, but I think that frigates should need.
You still have to remember that the second radar installed on the Type 075 is quite advanced and the first of its Type installed on a ship.

The next frigate will likely use new radar sets. Even the Type 054AP itself doesn't use this 'Russian' top radar you see on the Type 075, but a new more advanced radar that is for export only.
 

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