An armed helicopter lands on a deck in a PLA live-fire exercise in the South China Sea last month. Photo: PLA Navy
An armed helicopter lands on a deck in a PLA live-fire exercise in the South China Sea last month. Photo: PLA Navy

China’s first Type 075 ship to be based in Hainan amid South China Sea tension

  • The vessel, China’s largest amphibious assault ship, could be used as a landing platform for air strikes against Taiwan, observers say
  • The Chinese military recently said it had staged a live-fire drill in the South China Sea, with photos showing an armed helicopter landing on a deck

Topic |   South China Sea
An armed helicopter lands on a deck in a PLA live-fire exercise in the South China Sea last month. Photo: PLA Navy
An armed helicopter lands on a deck in a PLA live-fire exercise in the South China Sea last month. Photo: PLA Navy
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