Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Newly commissioned PLA warships 'show powerful deterrent'

The Type 55 ...bigger than a Burke and just a tad smaller than a DDG1000. What happens when the Chinese dedicate these ships to protect their amphibious ships along with the Type 52Ds? Distributed Operations will get gobble up like skittles...

 via Global Times

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) showed a powerful deterrent to the US, Japan, Taiwan secessionists and others amid their provocations by revealing its new warships' high combat potential and preparedness shortly after the vessels' commissioning, analysts said on Monday.

The Type 075 amphibious assault ship Hainan, the first ship of its class in the PLA, conducted a series of exercises featuring helicopters, cushion craft and amphibious armored vehicles in an undisclosed marine region, China Central Television reported on Sunday, without revealing the exercises' date.

During the exercises, the Type 075, often also dubbed a helicopter carrier, held Z-8 transport helicopters takeoff and landing operations on its large flight deck; it then released and recovered a Type 726 air-cushioned landing craft with its hangar dock. A Type 05 amphibious assault vehicle also drove out of the hangar dock of the Hainan as the armored vehicle marched toward its target from the sea, the report shows.

This is proof of the Hainan's capability to launch assaults from air and sea, making landing operations much more sophisticated and efficient compared with other landing ships that cannot host as many helicopters, observers said.

In another media report on Sunday, the Dalian, a Type 055 large destroyer with a displacement of 13,000 tons, was seen sailing at a high speed in training, as the size of the ship and long wake trail left an impression, observers said.

Story here. 

We are playing the role of the Japanese in WW2.  The Chinese are building amphibious ships that will land reinforced Air Ground Task Forces that will decimate our penny packet of Marines.

We're looking at baby Guadalcanal's all over the Pacific and those Marines are being sent to fight and die...NO, they're being asked to absorb Chinese air and missile strikes with deliberate mechanized assaults on their positions and then die.

I fear for future Marines.

My only hope is that the Chinese will be merciful to their prisoners.

The kick in the ass is that they're building what we're foolishly throwing away.

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