Jinggang Shan (999)

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LPD 999 Jinggang Shan and hovercraft
History
 People's Liberation Army NavyChina
Name: Jinggang Shan
Operator: People's Liberation Army Navy
Ordered: ?
Builder: Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard
Launched: 16 November 2010
Homeport: South Sea Fleet
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 071 amphibious transport dock
Displacement: 25,000 tons[1]
Length: 210 meters
Beam: 28 meters
Draught: 7 m (21 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h) max[2]
Range: 10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)[3]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Capacity: 15-20 armoured vehicles
Troops: 500-800 troops
Crew: 120
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
UAT Electronic Support Measures
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2-4 Z-8 Super Frelon

Jinggang Shan (999) is a ship of the People's Republic of China's Type 071 amphibious transport dock Yuzhao class. The ship was launched on 16 November 2010. After finishing trials the ship was commissioned to the South Sea Fleet. Its estimated production cost is USD 300 million.

Use[edit]

On 9 March 2014, the ship was deployed in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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