The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is now one of the world’s premier amphibious forces with both Canberra-class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) and Landing Craft successfully achieving Final Operational Capability.
Tag Archives : LHD
30 Sep 2019
Here is NavalNews.com's eighth monthly report (September 2019). Naval News Monthly Reports are video round ups of the most read naval defense news articles we published in the past month.
09 Aug 2019
F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (REIN), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, used the GAU-22 cannon against a simulated target and executed the first shipboard hot reload of ordnance in the Indo-Pacific region while underway in the Solomon Sea from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), August 4.
05 Aug 2019
17 years after the start of the program, the construction of the 20,000 tons Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) seems to be reaching its end after two lots of orders, 8 units in total. Construction of the Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) and the design of a larger version (known as Type 075A), however, are just starting.
30 Jul 2019
As the Australian Defence Force draws closer to achieving Final Operational Capability for the Amphibious Task Group, Talisman Sabre 2019 marked the first time LHD HMAS Canberra embarked and deployed an Australian Army M1A1 Main Battle Tank.
25 May 2019
The launching ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) “Trieste” took place today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.